Aristotle Quotes

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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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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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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Aristotle - mothers are fonder than fathers of their children...
Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.
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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 gods too are fond of a joke.
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Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
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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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Aristotle - all virtue is summed up in dealing justly....
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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Aristotle - education is the best provision for the journey...
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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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
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All proofs rest on premises.
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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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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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To love someone is to identify with them.
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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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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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We are what we repeatedly do.
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
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Happiness is a state of activity.
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What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.
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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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Education is the best provision for old age.
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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
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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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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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Law is mind without reason.
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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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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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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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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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To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
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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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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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