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Aristotle
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What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing. Aristotle
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The laws are, and ought to be, relative to the constitution, and not the constitution to the laws. A constitution is the organization of offices in a state, and determines what is to be the governing body, and what is the end of each community. But laws are not to be confounded with the principles of the constitution; they are the rules according to which the magistrates should administer the state, and proceed against offenders. Aristotle
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It is evident, then, that there is a sort of education in which parents should train their sons, not as being useful or necessary, but because it is liberal or noble. Aristotle
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Indeed, we may go further and assert that anyone who does not delight in fine actions is not even a good man. Aristotle
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It has been well said that 'he who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.' The two are not the same, but the good citizen ought to be capable of both; he should know how to govern like a freeman, and how to obey like a freeman - these are the virtues of a citizen. Aristotle
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Just as a royal rule, if not a mere name, must exist by virtue of some great personal superiority in the king, so tyranny, which is the worst of governments, is necessarily the farthest removed from a well-constituted form; oligarchy is little better, for it is a long way from aristocracy, and democracy is the most tolerable of the three. Aristotle
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Now if there is any gift of the gods to men, it is reasonable that happiness should be god-given, and most surely god-given of all human things inasmuch as it is the best. But this question would perhaps be more appropriate to another inquiry; happiness seems, however, even if it is not god-sent but comes as a result of virtue and some process of learning and training, to be among the most god-like things; for that which is the prize and end of virtue seems to be the best thing in the world, and something god-like and blessed. Aristotle
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It is the activity of the intellect that constitutes complete human happiness - provided it be granted a complete span of life, for nothing that belongs to happiness can be incomplete. Aristotle
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The student of politics therefore as well as the psychologist must study the nature of the soul. Aristotle
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The soul consists of two parts, one irrational and the other capable of reason. (Whether these two parts are really distinct in the sense that the parts of the body or of any other divisible whole are distinct, or whether though distinguishable in thought as two they are inseparable in reality, like the convex and concave of a curve, is a question of no importance for the matter in hand.) Aristotle
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Now the soul of man is divided into two parts, one of which has a rational principle in itself, and the other, not having a rational principle in itself, is able to obey such a principle. And we call a man in any way good because he has the virtues of these two parts. Aristotle
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The virtues [moral excellence] therefore are engendered in us neither by nature nor yet in violation of nature; nature gives us the capacity to receive them, and this capacity is brought to maturity by habit. Aristotle
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Even if we could suppose the citizen body to be virtuous, without each of them being so, yet the latter would be better, for in the virtue of each the virtue of all is involved. 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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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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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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The senses are gateways to the intelligence. There is nothing in the intelligence which did not first pass through the senses. 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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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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Victory is plesant, not only to those who love to conquer, bot to all; for there is produced an idea of superiority, which all with more or less eagerness desire. Aristotle
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Youth should stay away from all evil, especially things that produce wickedness and ill-will. 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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No democracy can exist unless each of its citizens is as capable of outrage at injustice to another as he is of outrage at unjustice to himself. Aristotle
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Why do they call it proctology? Is it because analogy was already taken? 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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Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Aristotle
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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of introduction. Aristotle
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The end of labor is to gain leisure. It is a great saying. 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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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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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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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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