Aristotle Quotes

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.
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We are what we repeatedly do.
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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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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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Aristotle - what is a friend a single soul dwelling in two...
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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To perceive is to suffer.
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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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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
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Aristotle - whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks,...
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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Aristotle - the gods too are fond of a joke....
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
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The gods too are fond of a joke.
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Education is the best provision for old age.
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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
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All proofs rest on premises.
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Change in all things is sweet.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow - Ripening fruit.
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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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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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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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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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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 that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
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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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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
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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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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting 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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The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
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Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.
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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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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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To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.
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Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
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