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Aristotle
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Persuasion is effected through the medium of the hearers, when they shall have been brought to a state of excitement under the influence of speech; for we do not, when influenced by pain or joy, or partiality or dislike, award our decisions in the same way; about which means of persuasion alone, I declare that the system-mongers of the present day busy themselves. Aristotle
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Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. Aristotle
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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. Aristotle
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But also philosophy is not about perceptible substances they, you see, are prone to destruction. Aristotle
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There is only one condition in which we can imagine managers not needing subordinates, and masters not needing slaves. This condition would be that each (inanimate) instrument could do its own work. 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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The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning. Aristotle
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Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art. Aristotle
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Man is the only animal capable of reasoning, though many others possess the faculty of memory and instruction in common with him. Aristotle
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The argument of Alcidamas: Everyone honours the wise. Thus the Parians have honoured Archilochus, in spite of his bitter tongue; the Chians Homer, though he was not their countryman; the Mytilenaeans Sappho, though she was a woman; the Lacedaemonians actually made Chilon a member of their senate, though they are the least literary of men; the inhabitants of Lampsacus gave public burial to Anaxagoras, though he was an alien, and honour him even to this day. Aristotle
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One thing alone not even God can do,To make undone whatever hath been done. Aristotle
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Female cats are very Lascivious, and make advances to the male. Aristotle
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The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure Aristotle
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We are what we do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
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Memory is the scribe of the soul. Aristotle
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The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate. Aristotle
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Nowadays, for the sake of the advantage which is to be gained from the public revenues and from office, men want to be always in office. Aristotle
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If men think that a ruler is religious and has a reverence for the Gods, they are less afraid of suffering injustice at his hands. Aristotle
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Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish. Aristotle
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Every community is an association of some kind and every community is established with a view to some good; for everyone always acts in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good. Aristotle
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Rising before daylight is also to be commended; it is a healthy habit, and gives more time for the management of the household as well as for liberal studies. Aristotle
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Money originated with royalty and slavery, it has nothing to do with democracy or the struggle of the empoverished enslaved majority. Aristotle
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It is the mark of an educated mind to expect that amount of exactness which the nature of the particular subject admits. It is equally unreasonable to accept merely probable conclusions from a mathematician and to demand strict demonstration from an orator. Aristotle
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All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature. Aristotle
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There must be in prudence also some master virtue. Aristotle
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A king ruleth as he ought, a tyrant as he lists, a king to the profit of all, a tyrant only to please a few. Aristotle
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One kind of justice is that which is manifested in distributions of honour or money or the other things that fall to be divided among those who have a share in the constitution ... and another kind is that which plays a rectifying part in transactions. Aristotle
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The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle
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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle
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Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle
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Walked right by an ex-girlfriend today. Not on purpose, I just didn't recognize her with her mouth closed. Aristotle
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PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION. Aristotle
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While fiction is often impossible, it should not be implausible. Aristotle
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Property should be in a general sense common, but as a general rule private... In well-ordered states, although every man has his own property, some things he will place at the disposal of his friends, while of others he shares the use of them. Aristotle
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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle
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No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle
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Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle
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Most people would rather give than get affection. Aristotle
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The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle
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We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. Aristotle
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Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. Aristotle
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Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. Aristotle
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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle
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Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them, and it is this mirroring that helps them improve themselves as persons. Aristotle
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...happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves.... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement.... Aristotle
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The greatest victory is over self. Aristotle
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Excellence is not an art. It is the habit of practice. Aristotle
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It seems that ambition makes most people wish to be loved rather than to love others. Aristotle
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...one Greek city state had a fundamental law: anyone proposing revisions to the constitution did so with a noose around his neck. If his proposal lost he was instantly hanged. Aristotle
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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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Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. Aristotle
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A tragedy is that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity. Aristotle
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Metaphor is halfway between the unintelligible and the commonplace. Aristotle
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Anyone can become angry - that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way; this is not easy. Aristotle
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Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love. Aristotle
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Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever .... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue. Aristotle
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The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward. Aristotle
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Neither old people nor sour people seem to make friends easily; for there is little that is pleasant in them... Aristotle
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The legislator should direct his attention above all to the education of youth; for the neglect of education does harm to the constitution. The citizen should be molded to suit the form of government under which he lives. For each government has a peculiar character which originally formed and which continues to preserve it. The character of democracy creates democracy, and the character of oligarchy creates oligarchy. Aristotle
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Art completes what nature cannot bring to finish. The artist gives us knowledge of nature's unrealized ends. Aristotle
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What we expect, that we find. Aristotle
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Happiness itself is sufficient excuse. Beautiful things are right and true; so beautiful actions are those pleasing to the gods. Wise men have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. The answer to the last appeal of what is right lies within a man's own breast. Trust thyself. Aristotle
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Happiness, then, is found to be something perfect and self-sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed. Aristotle
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... the good for man is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue, or if there are more kinds of virtue than one, in accordance with the best and most perfect kind. Aristotle
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It [Justice] is complete virtue in the fullest sense, because it is the active exercise of complete virtue; and it is complete because its possessor can exercise it in relation to another person, and not only by himself. Aristotle
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Nature makes nothing incomplete, and nothing in vain. Aristotle
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