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Greed has no boundaries Aristotle

Since we think we understand when we know the explanation, and there are four types of explanation (one, what it is to be a thing; one, that if certain things hold it is necessary that this does; another, what initiated the change; and fourth, the aim), all these are proved through the middle term. Aristotle

Marriage is like retiring as a bachelor and getting a sexual pension. You don't have to work for the sex any more, but you only get 65% as much. Aristotle

There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and describe them, to know their causes and the way in which they are excited. Aristotle

The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make. Aristotle

Law is mind without reason. Aristotle

To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. Aristotle

A friend of everyone is a friend of no one Aristotle

To be ignorant of motion is to be ignorant of nature Aristotle

Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty. Aristotle

Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean. Aristotle

A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence. Aristotle

A man is his own best friend; therefore he ought to love himself best. Aristotle

Injustice results as much from treating unequals equally as from treating equals unequally. Aristotle

A democracy when put to the strain grows weak, and is supplanted by Oligarchy. Aristotle

The souls ability to nourish itself lies in the heart. Aristotle

To the size of the state there is a limit, as there is to plants, animals and implements, for none of these retain their facility when they are too large. Aristotle

The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects. Aristotle

Speech is the representation of the mind, and writing is the representation of speech. Aristotle

A true friend is one soul divided into two people. Aristotle

For through wondering human beings now and in the beginning have been led to philosophizing. Aristotle

A man becomes a friend whenever being loved he loves in return. Aristotle

When the looms spin by themselves, we'll have no need for slaves. Aristotle

There is no such thing as committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, for it is simply WRONG. Aristotle

Beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction. Aristotle

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own. Aristotle

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil - and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. Aristotle

Knowing what is right does not make sagacious man. Aristotle

The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended. Aristotle

It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible. Aristotle

To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do. Aristotle

To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle

...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... Aristotle

All human happiness and misery take the form of action. Aristotle

We are the sum of our actions, and therefore our habits make all the difference. Aristotle

A friend is a second self. Aristotle

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. Aristotle

All learning is derived from things previously known. Aristotle

The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward. Aristotle

For it is not true, as some treatise-mongers lay down in their systems, of the probity of the speaker, that it contributes nothing to persuasion; but moral character nearly, I may say, carries with it the most sovereign efficacy in making credible. Aristotle

Bravery is a mean state concerned with things that inspire confidence and with things fearful ... and leading us to choose danger and to face it, either because to do so is noble, or because not to do so is base. But to court death as an escape from poverty, or from love, or from some grievous pain, is no proof of bravery, but rather of cowardice. Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Aristotle

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Aristotle

Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle

We become brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace. Aristotle this way the structure of the universe- I mean, of the heavens and the earth and the whole world- was arranged by one harmony through the blending of the most opposite principles. Aristotle

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man. Aristotle

All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world Aristotle

Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. Aristotle

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock. Aristotle

Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated. Aristotle

Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be. Aristotle

No one finds fault with defects which are the result of nature. Aristotle

A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything. Aristotle

Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. Aristotle

Life in the true sense is perceiving or thinking. Aristotle

We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage. Aristotle

For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle

All art is concerned with coming into being; for it is concerned neither with things that are, or come into being by necessity, nor with things that do so in accordance with nature. Aristotle

That judges of important causes should hold office for life is a questionable thing, for the mind grows old as well as the body. Aristotle

Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles. Aristotle

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. Aristotle

Happiness depends on ourselves. Aristotle

We do not know a truth without knowing its cause. Aristotle

There is more evidence to prove that saltness [of the sea] is due to the admixture of some substance, besides that which we have adduced. Make a vessel of wax and put it in the sea, fastening its mouth in such a way as to prevent any water getting in. Then the water that percolates through the wax sides of the vessel is sweet, the earthy stuff, the admixture of which makes the water salt, being separated off as it were by a filter. Aristotle

...we are all inclined to ... direct our inquiry not by the matter itself, but by the views of our opponents; and, even when interrogating oneself, one pushes the inquiry only to the point at which one can no longer offer any opposition. Hence a good inquirer will be one who is ready in bringing forward the objections proper to the genus, and that he will be when he has gained an understanding of the differences. Aristotle

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