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Aristotle
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Anger is always concerned with individuals,... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not. Aristotle
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As often as we do good, we offer sacrifice to God. Aristotle
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All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth. Aristotle
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Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others of what they know. Aristotle
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It will contribute towards one's object, who wishes to acquire a facility in the gaining of knowledge, to doubt judiciously. Aristotle
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Nothing in life is more necessary than friendship. Aristotle
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The science that studies the supreme good for man is politics. Aristotle
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Pleasure causes us to do base actions and pain causes us to abstain from doing noble actions. Aristotle
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When a draco has eaten much fruit, it seeks the juice of the bitter lettuce; it has been seen to do this. Aristotle
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The rattle is a toy suited to the infant mind, and education is a rattle or toy for children of larger growth. Aristotle
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Music imitates (represents) the passions or states of the soul, such as gentleness, anger, courage, temperance, and their opposites. Aristotle
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The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get. Aristotle
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A period may be defined as a portion of speech that has in itself a beginning and an end, being at the same time not too big to be taken in at a glance Aristotle
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The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice. Aristotle
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When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you. Aristotle
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Try is a noisy way of doing nothing. Aristotle
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...for all men do their acts with a view to achieving something which is, in their view, a good. Aristotle
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Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. Aristotle
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Our feelings towards our friends reflect our feelings towards ourselves. Aristotle
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Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler. Aristotle
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Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity. Aristotle
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The purpose of the present study is not as it is in other inquiries, the attainment of knowledge, we are not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it. For that reason, it becomes necessary to examine the problem of our actions and to ask how they are to be performed. For as we have said, the actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed. Aristotle
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The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more. 1153a 23 Aristotle
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Wonder implies the desire to learn. Aristotle
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To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity. Aristotle
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There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man. Aristotle
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The basis of a democratic state is liberty Aristotle
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Man's best friend is one who wishes well to the object of his wish for his sake, even if no one is to know of it. Aristotle
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Whether we call it sacrifice, or poetry, or adventure, it is always the same voice that calls. Aristotle
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They who are to be judges must also be performers. Aristotle
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The beautiful is that which is desirable in itself. Aristotle
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The same ideas, one must believe, recur in men's minds not once or twice but again and again. Aristotle
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Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. Aristotle
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For nature by the same cause, provided it remain in the same condition, always produces the same effect, so that either coming-to-be or passing-away will always result. Aristotle
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The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive. Aristotle
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Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. Aristotle
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Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may in the evening of his days meet with great misfortunes. Aristotle
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For contemplation is both the highest form of activity (since the intellect is the highest thing in us, and the objects that it apprehends are the highest things that can be known), and also it is the most continuous, because we are more capable of continuous contemplation than we are of any practical activity. Aristotle
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"I was not alone when I was in Goofy hell" Aristotle
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They should rule who are able to rule best. Aristotle
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Hope is the dream of a waking man. Aristotle
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Most persons think that a state in order to be happy ought to be large; but even if they are right, they have no idea of what is a large and what a small state.... To the size of states there is a limit, as there is to other things, plants, animals, implements; for none of these retain their natural power when they are too large or too small, but they either wholly lose their nature, or are spoiled. Aristotle
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To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. Aristotle
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The greatest thing in style is to have a command of metaphor. Aristotle
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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
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Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle
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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle
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Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle
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Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle
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No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. Aristotle
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The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle
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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle
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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Aristotle
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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. Aristotle
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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle
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The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Aristotle
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We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one. Aristotle
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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle
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The worst thing about slavery is that the slaves eventually get to like it. Aristotle
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The beginning, as the proverb says, is half the whole. Aristotle
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Tragedy is an imitation not of men but of a life, an action Aristotle
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Beauty is a gift of God. Aristotle
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We are better able to study our neighbors than ourselves, and their actions than our own. Aristotle
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Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses. Aristotle
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True happiness flows from the possession of wisdom and virtue and not from the possession of external goods. Aristotle
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Memory is therefore, neither Perception nor Conception, but a state or affection of one of these, conditioned by lapse of time. As already observed, there is no such thing as memory of the present while present, for the present is object only of perception, and the future, of expectation, but the object of memory is the past. All memory, therefore, implies a time elapsed; consequently only those animals which perceive time remember, and the organ whereby they perceive time is also that whereby they remember. Aristotle
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...The entire preoccupation of the physicist is with things that contain within themselves a principle of movement and rest. Aristotle
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... There must then be a principle of such a kind that its substance is activity. Aristotle
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Any change of government which has to be introduced should be one which men, starting from their existing constitutions, will be both willing and able to adopt, since there is quite as much trouble in the reformation of an old constitution as in the establishment of a new one, just as to unlearn is as hard as to learn. Aristotle
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Inasmuch as every family is a part of a state, and these relationships are the parts of a family, and the virtue of the part must have regard to the virtue of the whole, women and children must be trained by education with an eye to the constitution, if the virtues of either of them are supposed to make any difference in the virtues of the state. And they must make a difference: for the children grow up to be citizens, and half the free persons in a state are women. Aristotle
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