Aristotle Quotes

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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We are what we repeatedly do.
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Change in all things is sweet.
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The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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Aristotle - those that know, do. those that understand, teach....
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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Aristotle - a great city is not to be confounded with a...
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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Aristotle - the least deviation from truth will be multiplied...
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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The gods too are fond of a joke.
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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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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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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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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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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
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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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Time crumbles things everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
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Law is mind without reason.
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In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
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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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Wit is educated insolence.
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Man perfected by society is the best of all animals he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
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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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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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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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I have gained this by philosophy that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
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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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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
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