Aristotle Quotes

A friend is a second self.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
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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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Aristotle - consider pleasures as they depart, not as they...
The gods too are fond of a joke.
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
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Aristotle - character is that which reveals moral purpose,...
The gods too are fond of a joke.
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Aristotle - it is the mark of an educated mind to rest...
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
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Change in all things is sweet.
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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
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Those who have the command of the arms in a country are masters of the state, and have it in their power to make what revolutions they please. Thus, there is no end to observations on the difference between the measures likely to be pursued by a minister backed by a standing army, and those of a court awed by the fear of an armed people.
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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
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The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
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We are what we repeatedly do.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
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Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
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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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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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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
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All proofs rest on premises.
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Happiness is a state of activity.
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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
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To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
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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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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 parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
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