Aristotle Quotes

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
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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 least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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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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Aristotle - it is not always the same thing to be a good man...
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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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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A friend is a second self.
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No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
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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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Aristotle - education is the best provision for old age....
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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Aristotle - change in all things is sweet....
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
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The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.
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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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What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
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Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
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We are what we repeatedly do.
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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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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
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Wit is educated insolence.
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The gods too are fond of a joke.
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Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
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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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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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In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
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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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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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The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
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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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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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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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What is a friend A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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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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Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...
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