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In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain Aristotle
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Democracy is the form of government in which the free are rulers. Aristotle
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The democrats think that as they are equal they ought to be equal in all things. Aristotle
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The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy. Aristotle
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People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just. Aristotle
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A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed. Aristotle
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He who thus considers things in their first growth and origin ... will obtain the clearest view of them. Aristotle
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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
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A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle
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A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle
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Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle
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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. Aristotle
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Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle
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The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle
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Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle
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He who hath many friends hath none. Aristotle
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Nature does nothing in vain. Aristotle
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The secret to humor is surprise. Aristotle
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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle
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The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle
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The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness. Aristotle
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I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle
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Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. Aristotle
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For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. Aristotle
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Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle
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A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotle
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It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. Aristotle
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A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold. Aristotle
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The so-called Pythagoreans, who were the first to take up mathematics, not only advanced this subject, but saturated with it, they fancied that the principles of mathematics were the principles of all things. Aristotle
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Time is the measurable unit of movement concerning a before and an after. Aristotle
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To say of what is that it is not, or of what is not that it is, is false, while to say of what is that it is, and of what is not that it is not, is true. Aristotle
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The family is the association established by nature for the supply of man's everyday wants. Aristotle
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Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle
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The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice. Aristotle
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We are masters of our actions from the beginning up to the very end. But, in the case of our habits, we are only masters of their commencement-each particular little increase being as imperceptible as in the case of bodily infirmities. But yet our habits are voluntary, in that it was once in our power to adopt or not to adopt such or such a course of conduct. Aristotle
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Wickedness is nourished by lust. Aristotle
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The majority of mankind would seem to be beguiled into error by pleasure, which, not being really a good, yet seems to be so. So that they indiscriminately choose as good whatsoever gives them pleasure, while they avoid all pain alike as evil. Aristotle
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Wit is well-bred insolence. Aristotle
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It is easier to get one or a few of good sense, and of ability to legislate and adjudge, than to get many. Aristotle
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle
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The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later. Aristotle
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Life is only meaningful when we are striving for a goal . Aristotle
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It has been handed down in mythical form from earliest times to posterity, that there are gods, and that the divine (Deity) compasses all nature. All beside this has been added, after the mythical style, for the purpose of persuading the multitude, and for the interests of the laws, and the advantage of the state. Aristotle
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The tyrant, who in order to hold his power, suppresses every superiority, does away with good men, forbids education and light, controls every movement of the citizens and, keeping them under a perpetual servitude, wants them to grow accustomed to baseness and cowardice, has his spies everywhere to listen to what is said in the meetings, and spreads dissension and calumny among the citizens and impoverishes them, is obliged to make war in order to keep his subjects occupied and impose on them permanent need of a chief. Aristotle
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Some men turn every quality or art into a means of making money; this they conceive to be the end, and to the promotion of the end all things must contribute. Aristotle
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The first essential responsibility of the state is control of the market-place: there must be some official charged with the duty of seeing that honest dealing and good order prevail. For one of the well-nigh essential activities of all states is the buying and selling of goods to meet their mutual basic needs; this is the quickest way to self-sufficiency, which seems to be what moves men to combine under a single constitution. Aristotle
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All things are full of gods. Aristotle
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Rhetoric is useful because the true and the just are naturally superior to their opposites, so that, if decisions are improperly made, they must owe their defeat to their own advocates; which is reprehensible. Further, in dealing with certain persons, even if we possessed the most accurate scientific knowledge, we should not find it easy to persuade them by the employment of such knowledge. For scientific discourse is concerned with instruction, but in the case of such persons instruction is impossible. Aristotle
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A friend is simply one soul in two bodies. Aristotle
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It is not sufficient to know what one ought to say, but one must also know how to say it. Aristotle
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One cannot say of something that it is and that it is not in the same respect at the same time. Aristotle
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Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together. Aristotle
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Everyone honors the wise. Aristotle
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So that the lover of myths, which are a compact of wonders, is by the same token a lover of wisdom. Aristotle
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In the works of Nature, purpose, not accident, is the main thing. Aristotle
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By 'life,' we mean a thing that can nourish itself and grow and decay. Aristotle
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All flatterers are mercenary, and all low-minded men are flatterers. Aristotle
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All people by nature desire to know. An example of this is the delight we take in our senses; for even apart from their usefulness they are loved for themselves. Aristotle
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Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, therein lies your vocation. These two, your talents and the needs of the world, are the great wake up calls to your true vocation in life... to ignore this, is in some sense, is to lose your soul. Aristotle
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But the virtues we get by first exercising them, as also happens in the case of the arts as well. For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them, e.g. men become builders by building and lyre players by playing the lyre; so too we become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle
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Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health. Aristotle
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We are what we reblog. Aristotle
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Nature flies from the infinite, for the infinite is unending or imperfect, and Nature ever seeks amend. Aristotle
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A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange.... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. Aristotle
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Therefore only an utterly senseless person can fail to know that our characters are the result of our conduct. Aristotle
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But the greatest thing by far is to have a command of metaphor. This alone cannot be imparted by another; it is the mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances. Aristotle
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Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. Aristotle
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When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life. Aristotle
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The state exists for the sake of a good life, and not for the sake of life only. Aristotle
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