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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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. . . 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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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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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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Every effort therefore must be made to perpetuate prosperity. And, since that is to the advantage of the rich as well as the poor, all that accrues from the revenues should be collected into a single fund and distributed in block grants to those in need, if possible in lump sums large enough for the acquisition of a small piece of land, but if not, enough to start a business, or work in agriculture. And if that cannot be done for all, the distribution might be by tribes or some other division each in turn. 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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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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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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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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Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life. 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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In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. Aristotle
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The heart is the perfection of the whole organism. Therefore the principles of the power of perception and the souls ability to nourish itself must lie in the heart. Aristotle
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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle
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Well does Agathon say: Of this alone is even God deprived - the power of making that which is past never to have been. Aristotle
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Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life. Aristotle
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Shame is an ornament of the young; a disgrace of the old. 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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It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle
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Those who think that all virtue is to be found in their own party principles push matters to extremes; they do not consider that disproportion destroys a state. Aristotle
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He who is by nature not his own but another's man, is by nature a slave. Aristotle
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One swallow does not make a spring. Aristotle
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It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken. Aristotle
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Tragedy is a representation of action that is worthy of serious attention, complete in itself and of some magnitude - bringing about by means of pity and fear the purging of such emotions. 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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In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action. 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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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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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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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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He who cannot see the truth for himself, nor, hearing it from others, store it away in his mind, that man is utterly worthless. Aristotle
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Friends enhance our ability to think and act. 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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