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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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And of course, the brain is not responsible for any of the sensations at all. The correct view is that the seat and source of sensation is the region of the heart. Aristotle
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The complete man must work, study and wrestle. Aristotle
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Men become richer not only by increasing their existing wealth but also by decreasing their expenditure. Aristotle
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That which is excellent endures. Aristotle
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A life of wealth and many belongings is only a means to happiness. Honor, power, and success cannot be happiness because they depend on the whims of others, and happiness should be self-contained, complete in itself. Aristotle
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People never know each other until they have eaten a certain amount of salt together. Aristotle
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The good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties. This exercise must occupy a complete lifetime. One swallow does make a spring, nor does one fine day. Excellence is a habit, not an event. Aristotle
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What is the highest of all goods achievable by action? ...both the general run of man and people of superior refinement say that it is happiness ...but with regard to what happiness is they differ. Aristotle
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The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle
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All paid employments... absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle
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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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A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end. Aristotle
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Happiness is self-connectedness. Aristotle
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Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us. Aristotle
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The difference between a learned man and an ignorant one is the same as that between a living man and a corpse. Aristotle
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Emotions of any kind are produced by melody and rhythm; therefore by music a man becomes accustomed to feeling the right emotions; music has thus the power to form character, and the various kinds of music based on various modes may be distinguished by their effects on character. Aristotle
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For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements. 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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In cases of this sort, let us say adultery, rightness and wrongness do not depend on committing it with the right woman at the right time and in the right manner, but the mere fact of committing such action at all is to do wrong. Aristotle
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Evils draw men together. Aristotle
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A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments. Aristotle
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Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection. Aristotle
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If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development Aristotle
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Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were. 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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A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions. Aristotle
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Perhaps here we have a clue to the reason why royal rule used to exist formerly, namely the difficulty of finding enough men of outstanding virtue .. Aristotle
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. .we would have to say that hereditary succession is harmful. You may say the king, having sovereign power, will not in that case hand over to his children. But it is hard to believe that: it is a difficult achievement, which expects too much virtue of human nature. Aristotle
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A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. Aristotle
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Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness. Aristotle
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There is nothing strange in the circle being the origin of any and every marvel. 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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If we state the function of man to be a certain kind of life, and this to be an activity or actions of the soul implying a rational principle, and the function of a good man to be the good and noble performance of these, and if any action is well performed when it is performed in accordance with the appropriate excellence human good turns out to be activity of the soul in accordance with virtue, and if there are more than one virtue, in accordance with the best and most complete. Aristotle
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The vices respectively fall short of or exceed what is right in both passions and actions, while virtue both finds and chooses that which is intermediate. Aristotle
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In a word, acts of any kind produce habits or characters of the same kind. Hence we ought to make sure that our acts are of a certain kind; for the resulting character varies as they vary. It makes no small difference, therefore, whether a man be trained in his youth up in this way or that, but a great difference, or rather all the difference. Aristotle
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For legislators make the citizens good by forming habits in them, and this is the wish of every legislator, and those who do not effect it miss their mark, and it is in this that a good constitution differs from a bad one. Aristotle
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Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural. Aristotle
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Men come together in cities in order to live: they remain together in order to live the good life 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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. . . the man is free, we say, who exists for his own sake and not for another's. Aristotle
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Only an armed people can be truly free. Only an unarmed people can ever be enslaved. 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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Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. Aristotle
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Wicked me obey from fear; good men,from love. Aristotle
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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. Aristotle
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For the more limited, if adequate, is always preferable. Aristotle
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The soul is the form of the body Aristotle
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95% of everything you do is the result of habit. Aristotle
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For even they who compose treatises of medicine or natural philosophy in verse are denominated Poets: yet Homer and Empedocles have nothing in common except their metre; the former, therefore, justly merits the name of the Poet; while the other should rather be called a Physiologist than a Poet. Aristotle
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We may assume the superiority ceteris paribus of the demonstration which derives from fewer postulates or hypotheses - in short, from fewer premises. Aristotle
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If the hammer and the shuttle could move themselves, slavery would be unnecessary. Aristotle
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That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing. Aristotle
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He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger. Aristotle
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Friends enhance our ability to think and act. Aristotle
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If everything when it occupies an equal space is at rest, and if that which is in locomotion is always occupying such a space at any moment, the flying arrow is therefore motionless. Aristotle
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