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Aristotle
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The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others. Aristotle

Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided. Aristotle

A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so. Aristotle

The line has magnitude in one way, the plane in two ways, and the solid in three ways, and beyond these there is no other magnitude because the three are all. Aristotle

A man is the origin of his action. Aristotle

We cannot ... prove geometrical truths by arithmetic. Aristotle

In practical matters the end is not mere speculative knowledge of what is to be done, but rather the doing of it. It is not enough to know about Virtue, then, but we must endeavor to possess it, and to use it, or to take any other steps that may make. Aristotle

Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old. Aristotle

Business or toil is merely utilitarian. It is necessary but does not enrich or ennoble a human life. Aristotle

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

The word is a sign or symbol of the impressions or affections of the soul. Aristotle

Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities. The tragic plot must not be composed of irrational parts. Aristotle



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