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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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Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers. 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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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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Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. Aristotle
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A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities - a natural defectiveness. Aristotle
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It is through wonder that men now begin and originally began to philosophize; wondering in the first place at obvious perplexities, and then by gradual progression raising questions about the greater matters too. Aristotle
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Phronimos, possessing practical wisdom . But the only virtue special to a ruler is practical wisdom; all the others must be possessed, so it seems, both by rulers and ruled. The virtue of a person being ruled is not practical wisdom but correct opinion; he is rather like a person who makes the pipes, while the ruler is the one who can play them. Aristotle
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A man who examines each subject from a philosophical standpoint cannot neglect them: he has to omit nothing, and state the truth about each topic. Aristotle
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The right constitutions, three in number- kingship, aristocracy, and polity- and the deviations from these, likewise three in number - tyranny from kingship, oligarchy from aristocracy, democracy from polity. Aristotle
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For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history. Aristotle
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For any two portions of fire, small or great, will exhibit the same ratio of solid to void; but the upward movement of the greater is quicker than that of the less, just as the downward movement of a mass of gold or lead, or of any other body endowed with weight, is quicker in proportion to its size. Aristotle
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A line is not made up of points. ... In the same way, time is not made up parts considered as indivisible 'nows.' Part of Aristotle's reply to Zeno's paradox concerning continuity. Aristotle
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The Eyes are the organs of temptation, and the Ears are the organs of instruction. 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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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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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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The quality of a life is determined by its activities. 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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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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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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One has no friend who has many friends. Aristotle
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We laugh at that which we cannot bear to face. Aristotle
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The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own. Aristotle
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Friendship is two souls inhabiting one body. Aristotle
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Nature operates in the shortest way possible. Aristotle
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Worthless persons appointed to have supreme control of weighty affairs do a lot of damage. Aristotle
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What you have to learn to do, you learn by doing. Aristotle
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The greatest of all pleasures is the pleasure of learning. Aristotle
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It is absurd to hold that a man should be ashamed of an inability to defend himself with his limbs, but not ashamed of an inability to defend himself with speech and reason; for the use of rational speech is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs. Aristotle
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The angry man wishes the object of his anger to suffer in return; hatred wishes its object not to exist. Aristotle
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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. Aristotle
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Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it. Aristotle
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Yes the truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice. Aristotle
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He who has conferred a benefit on anyone from motives of love or honor will feel pain, if he sees that the benefit is received without gratitude. Aristotle
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For knowing is spoken of in three ways: it may be either universal knowledge or knowledge proper to the matter in hand or actualising such knowledge; consequently three kinds of error also are possible. Aristotle
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All men naturally desire knowledge. An indication of this is our esteem for the senses; for apart from their use we esteem them for their own sake, and most of all the sense of sight. Not only with a view to action, but even when no action is contemplated, we prefer sight, generally speaking, to all the other senses. The reason of this is that of all the senses sight best helps us to know things, and reveals many distinctions. Aristotle
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If then nature makes nothing without some end in view, nothing to no purpose, it must be that nature has made all of them for the sake of man. Aristotle
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A vivid image compels the whole body to follow. Aristotle
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This body is not a home, but an inn; and that only for a short time. Seneca Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids. Aristotle
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They - Young People have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things - and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning - all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything - they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else. Aristotle
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One swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day. Aristotle
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To learn is a natural pleasure, not confined to philosophers, but common to all men. Aristotle
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When we deliberate it is about means and not ends. Aristotle
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The physician heals, Nature makes well. Aristotle
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But nature flies from the infinite; for the infinite is imperfect, and nature always seeks an end. Aristotle
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