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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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A gentleman is not disturbed by anything 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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Hence intellect[ual perception] is both a beginning and an end, for the demonstrations arise from these, and concern them. As a result, one ought to pay attention to the undemonstrated assertions and opinions of experienced and older people, or of the prudent, no less than to demonstrations, for, because the have an experienced eye, they see correctly. Aristotle
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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. 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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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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To leave the number of births unrestricted, as is done in most states, inevitably causes poverty among the citizens, and poverty produces crime and faction. Aristotle
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To let them share in the highest offices is to take a risk; inevitably, their unjust standards will cause them to commit injustice, and their lack of judgement will lead them into error. On the other hand there is a risk in not giving them a share, and in their non participation, for when there are many who have no property and no honours they inevitably constitute a huge hostile element in the state. But it can still remain open to them to participate in deliberating and judging. Aristotle
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If you prove the cause, you at once prove the effect; and conversely nothing can exist without its cause. 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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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 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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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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Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know. Aristotle
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One can aim at honor both as one ought, and more than one ought, and less than one ought. He whose craving for honor is excessive is said to be ambitious, and he who is deficient in this respect unambitious; while he who observes the mean has no peculiar name. Aristotle
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It is well said, then, that it is by doing just acts that the just man is produced, and by doing temperate acts the temperate man; without doing these no one would have even a prospect of becoming good. But most people do not do these, but take refuge in theory and think they are being philosophers and will become good in this way, behaving somewhat like patients who listen attentively to their doctors, but do none of the things they are ordered to do. Aristotle
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Of means of persuading by speaking there are three species: some consist in the character of the speaker; others in the disposing the hearer a certain way; others in the thing itself which is said, by reason of its proving, or appearing to prove the point. 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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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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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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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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Men must be able to engage in business and go to war, but leisure and peace are better; they must do what is necessary and indeed what is useful, but what is honorable is better. On such principles children and persons of every age which requires education should be trained. Aristotle
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Nature herself, as has been often said, requires that we should be able, not only to work well, but to use leisure well; for, as I must repeat once again, the first principle of all action is leisure. Both are required, but leisure is better than occupation and is its end. Aristotle
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Leisure of itself gives pleasure and happiness and enjoyment of life, which are experienced, not by the busy man, but by those who have leisure. Aristotle
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