Quotes by Aristotle

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a tyrant must put on quote by aristotle

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

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we are what we repea quote by aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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in poverty and other quote by aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

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persuasion is achiev quote by aristotle

Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.

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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.

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.

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Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.

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Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

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Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

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Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

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If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

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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.

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The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposition.

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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

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The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.

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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

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A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.

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We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

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Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

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To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

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Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.

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All men by nature desire knowledge.

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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

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No one loves the man whom he fears.

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What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

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Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

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The law is reason, free from passion.

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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

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What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

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Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.

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In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

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I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

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Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

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Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.

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Education is the best provision for old age.

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My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

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To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.

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We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.

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For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

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Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.

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The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

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Hope is a waking dream.

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Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

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Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

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The soul never thinks without a picture.

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Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

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Change in all things is sweet.

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No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

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Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

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The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects - things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language - either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.

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Man is by nature a political animal.

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Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

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For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.

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Nature does nothing in vain.

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

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The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.

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Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.

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The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

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Well begun is half done.

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The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

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It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.

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To perceive is to suffer.

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The Ideal age for marriage in men is 35. The Ideal age for marriage in women is 18

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The nobelest expenditure is that which is made in the Divine Service

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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

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The art of wealth-getting which consists in household management, on the one hand, has a limit; the unlimited acquisition of wealth is not its business. And therefore, in one point of view, all riches must have a limit; nevertheless, as a matter of fact, we find the opposite to be the case; for all getters of wealth increase their hard coin without limit.

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Adventure is worthwhile.

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Most people would rather give than get affection.

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It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.

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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

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For well-being and health, again, the homestead should be airy in summer, and sunny in winter. A homestead possessing these qualities would be longer than it is deep; and its main front would face the south.

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Why do they call it proctology? Is it because analogy was already taken?

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Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

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We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

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The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

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It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

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It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.

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In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

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This world is inescapably linked to the motions of the worlds above. All power in this world is ruled by these options.

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The attainment of truth is then the function of both the intellectual parts of the soul. Therefore their respective virtues are those dispositions which will best qualify them to attain truth.

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The avarice of mankind is insatiable.

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Bad people...are in conflict with themselves; they desire one thing and will another, like the incontinent who choose harmful pleasures instead of what they themselves believe to be good.

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It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.

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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

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Either a beast or a god.

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We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us

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Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

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It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.

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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

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The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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A body in motion can maintain this motion only if it remains in contact with a mover.

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And of course, the brain is not responsible for any of the sensations at all. The correct view is that the seat and source of sensation is the region of the heart.

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

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Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

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Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it; men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts, we come to be self-controlled ; and by doing brave acts, we become brave.

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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

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Now that practical skills have developed enough to provide adequately for material needs, one of these sciences which are not devoted to utilitarian ends [mathematics] has been able to arise in Egypt, the priestly caste there having the leisure necessary for disinterested research.

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A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.

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Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.

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Rhetoric is the counterpart of logic; since both are conversant with subjects of such a nature as it is the business of all to have a certain knowledge of, and which belong to no distinct science. Wherefore all men in some way participate of both; since all, to a certain extent, attempt, as well to sift, as to maintain an argument; as well to defend themselves, as to impeach.

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

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We are masters of our actions from the beginning up to the very end. But, in the case of our habits, we are only masters of their commencement--each particular little increase being as imperceptible as in the case of bodily infirmities. But yet our habits are voluntary, in that it was once in our power to adopt or not to adopt such or such a course of conduct.

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These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.

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Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.

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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

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Happiness is self-connectedness.

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A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.

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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

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Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative

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The continuum is that which is divisible into indivisibles that are infinitely divisible.

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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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A friend to all is a friend to none.

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A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.

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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

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Suppose, then, that all men were sick or deranged, save one or two of them who were healthy and of right mind. It would then be the latter two who would be thought to be sick and deranged and the former not!

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Wonder implies the desire to learn.

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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

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The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.

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How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms

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Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.

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When a draco has eaten much fruit, it seeks the juice of the bitter lettuce; it has been seen to do this.

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When you ask a dumb question, you get a smart answer.

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Money was established for exchange, but interest causes it to be reproduced by itself. Therefore this way of earning money is greatly in conflict with the natural law.

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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

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The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

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All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

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There is nothing unequal as the equal treatment of unequals.

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Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

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The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

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The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.

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What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.

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Walked right by an ex-girlfriend today. Not on purpose, I just didn't recognize her with her mouth closed.

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Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

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To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.

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All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth.

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Fortune favours the bold.

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To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.

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Anaximenes and Anaxagoras and Democritus say that its [the earth's] flatness is responsible for it staying still: for it does not cut the air beneath but covers it like a lid, which flat bodies evidently do: for they are hard to move even for the winds, on account of their resistance.

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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.

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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

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In the many forms of government which have sprung up there has always been an acknowledgement of justice and proportionate equality, although mankind fail in attaining them, as indeed I have already explained. Democracy, for example, arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

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Between friends there is no need for justice, but people who are just still need the quality of friendship; and indeed friendliness is considered to be justice in the fullest sense.

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Friendship is essentially a partnership.

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Hope is the dream of a waking man.

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The end of labor is to gain leisure.

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Beauty is the gift of God

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God and nature create nothing that does not fulfill a purpose

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The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man.

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

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Good moral character is not something that we can achieve on our own. We need a culture that supports the conditions under which self-love and friendship flourish.

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The best friend is he that, when he wishes a person's good, wishes it for that person's own sake.

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In the human species at all events there is a great diversity of pleasures. The same things delight some men and annoy others, and things painful and disgusting to some are pleasant and attractive to others.

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No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

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Just as a royal rule, if not a mere name, must exist by virtue of some great personal superiority in the king, so tyranny, which is the worst of governments, is necessarily the farthest removed from a well-constituted form; oligarchy is little better, for it is a long way from aristocracy, and democracy is the most tolerable of the three.

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Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

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Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

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Concerning the generation of animals akin to them, as hornets and wasps, the facts in all cases are similar to a certain extent, but are devoid of the extraordinary features which characterize bees; this we should expect, for they have nothing divine about them as the bees have.

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We must not listen to those who advise us 'being men to think human thoughts, and being mortal to think mortal thoughts' but must put on immortality as much as possible and strain every nerve to live according to that best part of us, which, being small in bulk, yet much more in its power and honour surpasses all else.

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Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action...

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If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.

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Between husband and wife friendship seems to exist by nature, for man is naturally disposed to pairing.

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The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others.

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The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy.

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If then nature makes nothing without some end in view, nothing to no purpose, it must be that nature has made all of them for the sake of man.

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Music directly imitates the passions or states of the soul...when one listens to music that imitates a certain passion, he becomes imbued withthe same passion; and if over a long time he habitually listens to music that rouses ignoble passions, his whole character will be shaped to an ignoble form.

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True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person.

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A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

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Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.

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Of the tyrant, spies and informers are the principal instruments. War is his favorite occupation, for the sake of engrossing the attention of the people, and making himself necessary to them as their leader.

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Wit is educated insolence.

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Wit is cultured insolence.

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Wit is well-bred insolence.

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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

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Anything that we have to learn to do we learn by the actual doing of it; People become builders by building and instrumentalists by playing instruments. Similarily, we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

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Worms are the intestines of the earth.

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The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

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Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health.

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

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It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.

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The right constitutions, three in number- kingship, aristocracy, and polity- and the deviations from these, likewise three in number - tyranny from kingship, oligarchy from aristocracy, democracy from polity.

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Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

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We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

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Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.

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Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.

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Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life.

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No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.

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Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.

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A friend is a second self.

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Everybody loves a thing more if it has cost him trouble: for instance those who have made money love money more than those who have inherited it.

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A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.

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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

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Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.

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Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty.

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The greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.

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Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. ... And here we will have the science to study that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which it has.

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Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons.

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The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god...

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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids.

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Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it.

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Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.

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A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

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Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.

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Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.

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The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy.

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There is an error common to both oligarchies and to democracies: in the latter the demagogues, when the multitude are above the law, are always cutting the city in two by quarrels with the rich, whereas they should always profess to be maintaining their cause; just as in oligarchies the oligarchs should profess to maintain the cause of the people, . .

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A government which is composed of the middle class more nearly approximates to democracy than to oligarchy, and is the safest of the imperfect forms of government.

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The legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth; for the neglect of education does harm to the constitution. The citizen should be molded to suit the form of government under which he lives. For each government has a peculiar character which originally formed and which continues to preserve it. The character of democracy creates democracy, and the character of oligarchy creates oligarchy.

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Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.

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It is more difficult to organize a peace than to win a war; but the fruits of victory will be lost if the peace is not organized.

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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

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Anyone, without any great penetration, may distinguish the dispositions consequent on wealth; for its possessors are insolent and overbearing, from being tainted in a certain way by the getting of their wealth. For they are affected as though they possessed every good; since wealth is a sort of standard of the worth of other things; whence every thing seems to be purchasable by it.

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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

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Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

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We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.

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Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

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Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

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Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.

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If you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point and diction and thought, you will not produce the essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents.

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A human being is a naturally political [animal].

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Nature, as we say, does nothing without some purpose; and for thepurpose of making mana political animal she has endowed him alone among the animals with the power of reasoned speech.

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It is evident that the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal.

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A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . .Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not mere companionship.

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Women should marry when they are about eighteen years of age, and men at seven and thirty; then they are in the prime of life, and the decline in the powers of both will coincide.

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For it is not true, as some treatise-mongers lay down in their systems, of the probity of the speaker, that it contributes nothing to persuasion; but moral character nearly, I may say, carries with it the most sovereign efficacy in making credible.

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It is through wonder that men now begin and originally began to philosophize; wondering in the first place at obvious perplexities, and then by gradual progression raising questions about the greater matters too.

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Rhetoric is useful because truth and justice are in their nature stronger than their opposites; so that if decisions be made, not in conformity to the rule of propriety, it must have been that they have been got the better of through fault of the advocates themselves: and this is deserving reprehension.

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The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects.

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The quality of life is determined by its activities.

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There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art.

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Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

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Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.

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In all well-attempered governments there is nothing which should be more jealously maintained than the spirit of obedience to law, more especially in small matters; for transgression creeps in unperceived and at last ruins the state, just as the constant recurrence of small expenses in time eats up a fortune.

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With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible.

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Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

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Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion.

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If something's bound to happen, it will happen.. Right time, right person, and for the best reason.

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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

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Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

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If men think that a ruler is religious and has a reverence for the Gods, they are less afraid of suffering injustice at his hands.

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Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold

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Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely

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Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.

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Fame means being respected by everybody, or having some quality that is desired by all men, or by most, or by the good, or by the wise.

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Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.

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Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.

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Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.

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Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; rather we are adapted by nature to receive them, and are made perfect by habit.

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Every skill and every inquiry, and similarly every action and rational choice, is thought to aim at some good; and so the good had been aptly described as that at which everything aims.

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Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

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It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

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Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.

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Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

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The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

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And it will often happen that a man with wealth in the form of coined money will not have enough to eat; and what a ridiculous kind of wealth is that which even in abundance will not save you from dying with hunger!

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Wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.

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The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement. If Eudaimonia, or happiness, is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence; and this will be that of the best thing in us.

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With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note.

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The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more. 1153a 23

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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One swallow does not make a summer,neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

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Happiness is a state of activity.

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Happiness is a quality of the soul...not a function of one's material circumstances.

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As often as we do good, we offer sacrifices to God.

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Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.

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Memory is the scribe of the soul.

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Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.

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The secret to humor is surprise.

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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.

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The self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things... and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.

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Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.

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Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

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The activity of God, which is transcendent in blessedness, is the activity of contemplation; and therefore among human activities that which is most akin to the divine activity of contemplation will be the greatest source of happiness.

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Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

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A goal gets us motivated,while a good habit keeps us stay motivated.

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Cruel is the strife of brothers.

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But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.

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The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.

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Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.

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Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

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The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.

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Men are divided between those who are as thrifty as if they would live forever, and those who are as extravagant as if they were going to die the next day.

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The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

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Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.

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In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.

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A true friend is one soul divided into two people.

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Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody.

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Friendship is two souls inhabiting one body.

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Business or toil is merely utilitarian. It is necessary but does not enrich or ennoble a human life.

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We should venture on the study of every kind of animal without distaste; for each and all will reveal to us something natural and something beautiful.

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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

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Happiness is the utilization of one's talents along lines of excellence.

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We make war that we may live in peace.

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But what is happiness? If we consider what the function of man is, we find that happiness is a virtuous activity of the soul.

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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

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Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it.

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Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.

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A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities - a natural defectiveness.

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Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

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He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

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The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.

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Bad men are full of repentance.

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For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

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We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

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In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.

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Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.

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Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.

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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

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The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

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A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.

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Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.

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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

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If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

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The sun, moving as it does, sets up processes of change and becoming and decay, and by its agency the finest and sweetest water is every day carried up and is dissolved into vapour and rises to the upper region, where it is condensed again by the cold and so returns to the earth. This, as we have said before, is the regular course of nature.

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All things are full of gods.

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When quarrels and complaints arise, it is when people who are equal have not got equal shares, or vice-versa.

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When we deliberate it is about means and not ends.

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A promise made must be a promise kept.

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We are what we do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.

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In a word, acts of any kind produce habits or characters of the same kind. Hence we ought to make sure that our acts are of a certain kind; for the resulting character varies as they vary. It makes no small difference, therefore, whether a man be trained in his youth up in this way or that, but a great difference, or rather all the difference.

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Only an armed people can be truly free. Only an unarmed people can ever be enslaved.

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The same ideas, one must believe, recur in men's minds not once or twice but again and again.

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The appropriate age for marrige is around eighteen and thirty-seven for man

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There is nothing grand or noble in having the use of a slave, in so far as he is a slave; or in issuing commands about necessary things. But it is an error to suppose that every sort of rule is despotic like that of a master over slaves, for there is as great a difference between the rule over freemen and the rule over slaves as there is between slavery by nature and freedom by nature . .

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A friend is simply one soul in two bodies.

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One can aim at honor both as one ought, and more than one ought, and less than one ought. He whose craving for honor is excessive is said to be ambitious, and he who is deficient in this respect unambitious; while he who observes the mean has no peculiar name.

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Happiness is the reward of virtue.

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A tragedy is that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity.

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They who are to be judges must also be performers.

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Why do men seek honour? Surely in order to confirm the favorable opinion they have formed of themselves.

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A speaker who is attempting to move people to thought or action must concern himself with Pathos.

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Knowing what is right does not make a sagacious man.

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He who sees things grow from the beginning will have the best view of them.

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We must as second best, as people say, take the least of the evils.

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Love well, be loved and do something of value.

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The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward.

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Excellence is not an art. It is the habit of practice.

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It is true, indeed, that the account Plato gives in 'Timaeus' is different from what he says in his so-called 'unwritten teachings.'

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Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.

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We ought, so far as it lies within our power, to aspire to immortality, and do all that we can to live in conformity with the highest that is within us; for even if it is small in quantity, in power and preciousness, it far excels all the rest.

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Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.

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Doubt is the beginning of wisdom

Aristotle (Source: SoberSides.com)

The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get.

Aristotle (Source: SoberSides.com)

The bad man is continually at war with, and in opposition to, himself.

Aristotle (Source: SoberSides.com)