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As for the story, whether the poet takes it ready made or constructs it for himself, he should first sketch its general outline, and then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail. Aristotle

A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast. Aristotle

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come. Aristotle

If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting. Aristotle

Music has the power of producing a certain effect on the moral character of the soul, and if it has the power to do this, it is clear that the young must be directed to music and must be educated in it. Aristotle

Philosophy begins with wonder. Aristotle

Happiness belongs to the self sufficient. Aristotle

Not to know of what things one should demand demonstration, and of what one should not, argues want of education. Aristotle

The greatest thing by far is to be a master of metaphor. Aristotle

The greatest threat to the state is not faction but distraction Aristotle

The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle

Since music has so much to do with the molding of character, it is necessary that we teach it to our children. Aristotle

People do not naturally become morally excellent or practically wise. They become so, if at all, only as the result of lifelong personal and community effort. Aristotle

The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what's difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success. Aristotle

The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late. Aristotle

So the good has been well explained as that at which all things aim. Aristotle

Happiness involves engagement in activities that promote one's highest potentials. Aristotle

Art is a higher type of knowledge than experience. Aristotle

The bad man is continually at war with, and in opposition to, himself. Aristotle

Money was established for exchange, but interest causes it to be reproduced by itself. Therefore this way of earning money is greatly in conflict with the natural law. Aristotle

Maybe crying is a means of cleaning yourself out emotionally. Or maybe it's your last resort; the only way to express yourself when words fail, the same as when you were a baby and had no words. Aristotle

True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person. Aristotle

Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one. Aristotle

How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. Aristotle

The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the soul's ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart. Aristotle

A tragedy, then, is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself; in language with pleasurable accessories, each kind brought in separately in the parts of the work; in a dramatic, not in a narrative form; with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions. Aristotle

That man is more of a political animal than bees or any other gregarious animals is evident. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal who has the gift of speech. Aristotle

Personal beauty requires that one should be tall; little people may have charm and elegance, but beauty - no. Aristotle

Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead. Aristotle

The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men. Aristotle

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. To entrust to chance what is greatest and most noble would be a very defective arrangement. Aristotle

The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow. Aristotle

For the purposes of poetry a convincing impossibility is preferable to an unconvincing possibility. Aristotle

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. Aristotle

Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give a man a poisoned fish, you feed him for the rest of his life. Aristotle

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

The precepts of the law may be comprehended under these three points: to live honestly, to hurt no man willfully, and to render every man his due carefully. Aristotle

Moral virtue is ... a mean between two vices, that of excess and that of defect, and ... it is no small task to hit the mean in each case, as it is not, for example, any chance comer, but only the geometer, who can find the center of a given circle. Aristotle

He who takes his fill of every pleasure ... becomes depraved; while he who avoids all pleasures alike ... becomes insensible. Aristotle

If then it be possible that one contrary should exist, or be called into existence, the other contrary will also appear to be possible. Aristotle

The greater the length, the more beautiful will the piece be by reason of its size, provided that the whole be perspicuous. Aristotle

For pleasure is a state of soul, and to each man that which he is said to be a lover of is pleasant. Aristotle

That body is heavier than another which, in an equal bulk, moves downward quicker. Aristotle

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace. Aristotle

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

It's the fastest who gets paid, and it's the fastest who gets laid. Aristotle

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle

The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle

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

We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle

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

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle

All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle

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

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. Aristotle

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. Aristotle

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

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. Aristotle

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Aristotle

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle

No one loves the man whom he fears. Aristotle

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. Aristotle



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