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Men are good in but one way, but bad in many. Aristotle
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As our acts vary, our habits will follow in their course. Aristotle
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What is the highest good in all matters of action? To the name, there is almost complete agreement; for uneducated and educated alike call it happiness, and make happiness identical with the good life and successful living. They disagree, however, about the meaning of happiness. Aristotle
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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. Aristotle
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In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake. Aristotle
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Now that practical skills have developed enough to provide adequately for material needs, one of these sciences which are not devoted to utilitarian ends [mathematics] has been able to arise in Egypt, the priestly caste there having the leisure necessary for disinterested research. Aristotle
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If men are given food, but no chastisement nor any work, they become insolent. Aristotle
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For both excessive and insufficient exercise destroy one's strength, and both eating and drinking too much or too little destroy health, whereas the right quantity produces, increases and preserves it. So it is the same with temperance, courage and the other virtues. This much then, is clear: in all our conduct it is the mean that is to be commended. Aristotle
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... a science must deal with a subject and its properties. Aristotle
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You can never learn anything that you did not already know Aristotle
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It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize. 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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We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him. Aristotle
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The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit, not by want. Aristotle
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Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage. Aristotle
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Good laws, if they are not obeyed, do not constitute good government. Aristotle
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It is evident that the state is a creation of nature, and that man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle
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Aristocracy is that form of government in which education and discipline are qualifications for suffrage and office holding. Aristotle
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Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. Aristotle
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Of the modes of persuasion furnished by the spoken word there are three kinds. The first kind depends on the personal character ofthe speaker; the second on putting the audience into a certain frame of mind; the third on the proof, provided by the words of the speech itself. Aristotle
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Those who have been eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, and the arts have all had tendencies toward melancholia. Aristotle
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Peace is more difficult than war. Aristotle
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Anything whose presence or absence makes no discernible difference is no essential part of the whole. Aristotle
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Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also to those who need it so much. Aristotle
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That which is impossible and probable is better than that which is possible and improbable. Aristotle
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What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others. Aristotle
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It is better for a city to be governed by a good man than by good laws. Aristotle
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All communication must lead to change Aristotle
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Education and morals will be found almost the whole that goes to make a good man. Aristotle
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All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established. Aristotle
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A body in motion can maintain this motion only if it remains in contact with a mover. Aristotle
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Your happiness depends on you alone. Aristotle
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Saying the words that come from knowledge is no sign of having it. Aristotle
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And what has come to prevail in democracies is the very reverse of beneficial, in those, that is, which are regarded as the most democratically run. The reason for this lies in the failure properly to define liberty. For there are two marks by which democracy is thought to be defined: "sovereignty of the majority" and "liberty." "Just" is equated with what is equal, and the decision of the majority as to what is equal is regarded as sovereign; and liberty is seen in terms of doing what one wants. Aristotle
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Men pay most attention to what is their own: they care less for what is common; or, at any rate, they care for it only to the extent to which each is individually concerned. Aristotle
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Now property is part of a household, and the acquisition of property part of household-management; for neither life itself nor the good life is possible without a certain minimum supply of the necessities. Aristotle
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Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle
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The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle
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The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. Aristotle
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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle
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If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle
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Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. Aristotle
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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle
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If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost. Aristotle
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Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Aristotle
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Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life. Aristotle
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Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. Aristotle
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Let us first understand the facts and then we may seek the cause. Aristotle
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There is nothing unequal as the equal treatment of unequals. Aristotle
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It is true, indeed, that the account Plato gives in 'Timaeus' is different from what he says in his so-called 'unwritten teachings.' Aristotle
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Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in. Aristotle
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There is always something new coming out of Africa. Aristotle
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The character which results from wealth is that of a prosperous fool. Aristotle
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Hippodamus, son of Euryphon, a native of Miletus, invented the art of planning and laid out the street plan of Piraeus. Aristotle
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The end of labor is to gain leisure. It is a great saying. Aristotle
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Anybody can get hit over the head. Aristotle
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Masculine republics give way to feminine democracies, and feminine democracies give way to tyranny. Aristotle
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Justice is Equality...but equality of what? Aristotle
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One may go wrong in many different ways, but right only in one, which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed. Aristotle
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The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them. Aristotle
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In inventing a model we may assume what we wish, but should avoid impossibilities. Aristotle
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One has no friend who has many friends. Aristotle
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