"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit."
"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it was not before possessed."