Aristotle Quotes

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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Anyone can become angry. That is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way - That is not easy.
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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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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
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Aristotle - patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet....
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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All proofs rest on premises.
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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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Wit is educated insolence.
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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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Aristotle - philosophy is the science which considers truth....
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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Aristotle - education is the best provision for the journey...
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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Happiness is a state of activity.
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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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The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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We are what we repeatedly do.
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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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I count him braver who conquers his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victort is the victory over self.
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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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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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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To perceive is to suffer.
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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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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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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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It is easy to fly into a passion - - Anybody can do that - - But to be angry with the right person and at the right time and with the right object and in the right way - - That is not easy, and it is not everyone who can do it.
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
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To love someone is to identify with them.
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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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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
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It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
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