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One thing alone not even God can do, To make undone whatever hath been done. Aristotle
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Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and consequently imperishable. Aristotle
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There is simple ignorance, which is the source of lighter offenses, and double ignorance, which is accompanied by a conceit of wisdom. Aristotle
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Patience s bitter, but it's fruit is sweet. Aristotle
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The aim of education is to make the pupil like and dislike what he ought....The little human animal will not at first have the right responses. It must be trained to feel pleasure, liking, disgust, and hatred at those things which really are pleasant, likable, disgusting, and hateful. Aristotle
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Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions. Aristotle
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Talent is culture with insolence. Aristotle
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There is honor in being a dog. Aristotle
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We deliberate not about ends, but about means. Aristotle
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Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all. Aristotle
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If every tool, when ordered, or even of its own accord, could do the work that befits it... then there would be no need either of apprentices for the master workers or of slaves for the lords. Aristotle
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The avarice of mankind is insatiable. Aristotle
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... the science we are after is not about mathematicals either none of them, you see, is separable. Aristotle
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But obviously a state which becomes progressively more and more of a unity will cease to be a state at all. Plurality of numbers is natural in a state; and the farther it moves away from plurality towards unity, the less of a state it becomes and the more a household, and the household in turn an individual. Aristotle
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In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. Aristotle
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Evil draws men together. Aristotle
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There are no experienced young people. Time makes experience. Aristotle
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It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. Aristotle
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I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end. Aristotle
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A change in the shape of the body creates a change in the state of the soul. Aristotle
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One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. Aristotle
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Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end. Aristotle
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A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must... be appropriate. Aristotle
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Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods. Aristotle
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Happiness comes from theperfect practice of virtue. Aristotle
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Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education. Aristotle
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Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. Aristotle
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Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue. Aristotle
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Happiness is the reward of virtue. Aristotle
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Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; rather we are adapted by nature to receive them, and are made perfect by habit. Aristotle
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We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us Aristotle
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The shape of the heaven is of necessity spherical; for that is the shape most appropriate to its substance and also by nature primary. Aristotle
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In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies. Aristotle
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Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season. Aristotle
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Happiness is the utilization of one's talents along lines of excellence. Aristotle
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Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all causes. Aristotle
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In everything, it is no easy task to find the middle. Aristotle
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The quality of life is determined by its activities. Aristotle
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This much then, is clear: in all our conduct it is the mean that is to be commended. Aristotle
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In painting, the most brilliant colors, spread at random and without design, will give far less pleasure than the simplest outline of a figure. Aristotle
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for we are inquiring not in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, since otherwise our inquiry would have been of no use Aristotle
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The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them. Aristotle
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...virtue is not merely a state in conformity with the right principle, but one that implies the right principle; and the right principle in moral conduct is prudence. Aristotle
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Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties of fashion, unobservant of nature's lovelinessof demarcation, nor on which side thereof an intermediate form should lie. Aristotle
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Conscientious and careful physicians allocate causes of disease to natural laws, while the ablest scientists go back to medicine for their first principles. Aristotle
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All men are alike when asleep. Aristotle
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No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it. Aristotle
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It is clear that the earth does not move, and that it does not lie elsewhere than at the center. Aristotle
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Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. Aristotle
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For suppose that every tool we had could perform its task, either at our bidding or itself perceiving the need, and if-like the statues made by Daedalus or the tripods of Hephaestus, of which the poet says that "self-moved they enter the assembly of the gods" - shuttles in a loom could fly to and fro and a plectrum play a lyre all self-moved, then master-craftsmen would have no need of servants nor masters of slaves. Aristotle
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We must speak first about the division of land and about those who cultivate it: who should they be and what kind of person? We do not agree with those who have said that property should be communally owned, but we do believe that there should be a friendly arrangement for its common use, and that none of the citizens should be without means of support. Aristotle
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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle
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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle
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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Aristotle
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Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
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Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. Aristotle
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No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. Aristotle
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Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle
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For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. Aristotle
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Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle
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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. Aristotle
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Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted. Aristotle
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Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. Aristotle
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Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. Aristotle
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When Pleasure is at the bar the jury is not impartial. Aristotle
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It is not easy for a person to do any great harm when his tenure of office is short, whereas long possession begets tyranny. Aristotle
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We must not feel a childish disgust at the investigations of the meaner animals. For there is something marvelous in all natural things. Aristotle
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It would then be most admirably adapted to the purposes of justice, if laws properly enacted were, as far as circumstances admitted, of themselves to mark out all cases, and to abandon as few as possible to the discretion of the judge. Aristotle
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If you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point and diction and thought, you will not produce the essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents. Aristotle
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There are, then, three states of mind ... two vices-that of excess, and that of defect; and one virtue-the mean; and all these are in a certain sense opposed to one another; for the extremes are not only opposed to the mean, but also to one another; and the mean is opposed to the extremes. Aristotle
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