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Aristotle
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Whereas young people become accomplished in geometry and mathematics, and wise within these limits, prudent young people do not seem to be found. The reason is that prudence is concerned with particulars as well as universals, and particulars become known from experience, but a young person lacks experience, since some length of time is needed to produce it. Aristotle
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Authority is no source for Truth. Aristotle
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I seek to bring forth what you almost already know. Aristotle
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To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it. Aristotle
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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. Aristotle
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Meanness is incurable; it cannot be cured by old age, or by anything else. Aristotle
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For those who possess and can wield arms are in a position to decide whether the constitution is to continue or not Aristotle
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Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion. Aristotle
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In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake. Aristotle
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He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude. Aristotle
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Therefore Agathon rightly says: Of this alone even God is deprived, the power of making things that are past never to have been. Aristotle
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The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it. Aristotle
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Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they were equal in any respect, they were equal absolutely. Aristotle
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The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. Aristotle
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All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world Aristotle
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Happiness is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue Aristotle
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Money is a guarantee that we can have what we want in the future Aristotle
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The young are heated by Nature as drunken men by wine. Aristotle
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It is likely that unlikely things should happen Aristotle
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Just as it sometimes happens that deformed offspring are produced by deformed parents, and sometimes not, so the offspring produced by a female are sometimes female, sometimes not, but male, because the female is as it were a deformed male. Aristotle
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Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. Aristotle
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That judges of important causes should hold office for life is a disputable thing, for the mind grows old as well as the body. Aristotle
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It is not easy to determine the nature of music, or why anyone should have a knowledge of it. Aristotle
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The single harmony produced by all the heavenly bodies singing and dancing together springs from one source and ends by achieving one purpose, and has rightly bestowed the name not of disordered but of ordered universe upon the whole. Aristotle
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A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action... with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions. Aristotle
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To love someone is to identify with them. Aristotle
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Justice is that virtue of the soul which is distributive according to desert. Aristotle
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Of ill-temper there are three kinds: irascibility, bitterness, sullenness. It belongs to the ill-tempered man to be unable to bear either small slights or defeats but to be given to retaliation and revenge, and easily moved to anger by any chance deed or word. Ill-temper is accompanied by excitability of character, instability, bitter speech, and liability to take offence at trifles and to feel these feelings quickly and on slight occasions. Aristotle
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. Aristotle
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Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do. Aristotle
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Think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do. Aristotle
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The soul becomes prudent by sitting and being quiet. Aristotle
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We work to earn our leisure. Aristotle
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The principle aim of gymnastics is the education of all youth and not simply that minority of people highly favored by nature. Aristotle
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Greatness of spirit is accompanied by simplicity and sincerity. Aristotle
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Whether we will philosophize or we won't philosophize, we must philosophize. Aristotle
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Melancholy men are of all others the most witty. Aristotle
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Love well, be loved and do something of value. Aristotle
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And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. 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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The greatest thing is style... a mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances. Aristotle
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Law means good order. Aristotle
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Beauty is the gift of God. Aristotle
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For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle
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Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. Aristotle
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Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle
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The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle
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What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle
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Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. Aristotle
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We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
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Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle
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Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle
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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle
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All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle
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Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government. Aristotle
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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. Aristotle
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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. Aristotle
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For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy. Aristotle
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Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. Aristotle
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Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Aristotle
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Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle
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No one loves the man whom he fears. Aristotle
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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle
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Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. Aristotle
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The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others. Aristotle
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By myth I mean the arrangement of the incidents Aristotle
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The many are more incorruptible than the few; they are like the greater quantity of water which is less easily corrupted than a little. Aristotle
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