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Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty. Aristotle
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Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean. Aristotle
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It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs. Aristotle
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A courageous person is one who faces fearful things as he ought and as reason directs for the sake of what is noble. Aristotle
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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
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Even the best of men in authority are liable to be corrupted by passion. We may conclude then that the law is reason without passion, and it is therefore preferable to any individual. Aristotle
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A friend is another I. Aristotle
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If the art of ship-building were in the wood, ships would exist by nature. Aristotle
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In order to be effective you need not only virtue but also mental strength. Aristotle
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Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love. Aristotle
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First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. Aristotle
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Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life. Aristotle
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He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved. Aristotle
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Happiness is a sort of action. Aristotle
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Anaximenes and Anaxagoras and Democritus say that its [the earth's] flatness is responsible for it staying still: for it does not cut the air beneath but covers it like a lid, which flat bodies evidently do: for they are hard to move even for the winds, on account of their resistance. Aristotle
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If there is any kind of animal which is female and has no male separate from it, it is possible that this may generate a young one from itself. No instance of this worthy of any credit has been observed up to the present at any rate, but one case in the class of fishes makes us hesitate. No male of the so-called erythrinus has ever yet been seen, but females, and specimens full of roe, have been seen. Of this, however, we have as yet no proof worthy of credit. Aristotle
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Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. Aristotle
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We must as second best, as people say, take the least of the evils. Aristotle
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It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. Aristotle
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For the real difference between humans and other animals is that humans alone have perception of good and evil, just and unjust, etc. It is the sharing of a common view in these matters that makes a household and a state. Aristotle
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.. for desire is like a wild beast, and anger perverts rulers and the very best of men. Hence law is intelligence without appetition. Aristotle
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And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
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To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. Aristotle
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A friend of everyone is a friend of no one Aristotle
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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
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The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make. Aristotle
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Law is mind without reason. Aristotle
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And this lies in the nature of things: What people are potentially is revealed in actuality by what they produce. Aristotle
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Nothing is what rocks dream about Aristotle
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To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle
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Beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction. Aristotle
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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
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Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil - and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. Aristotle
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Knowing what is right does not make sagacious man. Aristotle
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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
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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
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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
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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... Aristotle
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Melancholy men of all others are most witty, which causeth many times a divine ravishment, and a kinde of Enthusiasmus, which stirreth them up to bee excellent Philosophers, Poets, Prophets, etc. Aristotle
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If you see a man approaching with the obvious intent of doing you good, run for your life. Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come. Aristotle
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The true friend of the people should see that they be not too poor, for extreme poverty lowers the character of the democracy. Aristotle
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It is no part of a physician's business to use either persuasion or compulsion upon the patients. Aristotle
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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
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The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects. Aristotle
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Speech is the representation of the mind, and writing is the representation of speech. Aristotle
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A true friend is one soul divided into two people. Aristotle
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For through wondering human beings now and in the beginning have been led to philosophizing. Aristotle
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A man becomes a friend whenever being loved he loves in return. Aristotle
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When the looms spin by themselves, we'll have no need for slaves. Aristotle
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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
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A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence. Aristotle
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A man is his own best friend; therefore he ought to love himself best. Aristotle
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Injustice results as much from treating unequals equally as from treating equals unequally. Aristotle
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A democracy when put to the strain grows weak, and is supplanted by Oligarchy. Aristotle
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The souls ability to nourish itself lies in the heart. Aristotle
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It is possible to fail in many ways . . . while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult - to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult). Aristotle
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The soul is characterized by these capacities; self-nutrition, sensation, thinking, and movement. Aristotle
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Plato is my friend, but truth is a better friend. Aristotle
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The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either. Aristotle
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The more you know, the more you know you don't know. Aristotle
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Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it. Aristotle
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Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action... Aristotle
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Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean. Aristotle
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It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. Aristotle
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If the consequences are the same it is always better to assume the more limited antecedent, since in things of nature the limited, as being better, is sure to be found, wherever possible, rather than the unlimited. Aristotle
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Yet the true friend of the people should see that they be not too poor, for extreme povery lowers the character of the democracy; measures therefore should be taken which will give them lasting prosperity; and as this is equally the interest of all classes, the proceeds of the public revenues should be accumulated and distributed among its poor, if possible, in such quantities as may enable them to purchase a little farm, or, at any rate, make a beginning in trade or husbandry. Aristotle
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Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge. Aristotle
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Life in the true sense is perceiving or thinking. Aristotle
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We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage. Aristotle
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For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle
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