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Quotation by Aristotle
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nichomachean Ethics II.6: 1106b36-1107a2, Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by W.D. Ross, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton University Press (1984).
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