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Aristotle
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The brave man, if he be compared with the coward, seems foolhardy; and, if with the foolhardy man, seems a coward. Aristotle
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For it is not true, as some treatise-mongers lay down in their systems, of the probity of the speaker, that it contributes nothing to persuasion; but moral character nearly, I may say, carries with it the most sovereign efficacy in making credible. Aristotle
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Bravery is a mean state concerned with things that inspire confidence and with things fearful ... and leading us to choose danger and to face it, either because to do so is noble, or because not to do so is base. But to court death as an escape from poverty, or from love, or from some grievous pain, is no proof of bravery, but rather of cowardice. Aristotle
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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. Aristotle
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Everybody loves a thing more if it has cost him trouble: for instance those who have made money love money more than those who have inherited it. Aristotle
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It belongs to small-mindedness to be unable to bear either honor or dishonor, either good fortune or bad, but to be filled with conceit when honored and puffed up by trifling good fortune, and to be unable to bear even the smallest dishonor and to deem any chance failure a great misfortune, and to be distressed and annonyed at everything. Moreover the small-minded man is the sort of person to call all slights an insult and dishonor, even those that are due to ignorance or forgetfulness. Small-mindedness is accompanied by pettiness, querulousness, pessimism and self-abasement. Aristotle
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Anything that we have to learn to do we learn by the actual doing of it; People become builders by building and instrumentalists by playing instruments. Similarily, we become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones. Aristotle
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Friendship is a thing most necessary to life, since without friends no one would choose to live, though possessed of all other advantages. Aristotle
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The actuality of thought is life. Aristotle
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Demonstration is also something necessary, because a demonstration cannot go otherwise than it does, ... And the cause of this lies with the primary premises/principles. Aristotle
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The final cause, then, produces motion through being loved. Aristotle
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The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection are that a thing is your own and that it is your only one. Aristotle
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Have a definite, clear, practical ideal - a goal, an objective. Aristotle
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Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold Aristotle
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It is a part of probability that many improbable things will happen. Aristotle
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Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock. Aristotle
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Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated. Aristotle
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Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be. Aristotle
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It would be wrong to put friendship before the truth. Aristotle
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When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life. Aristotle
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Art is identical with a state of capacity to make, involving a true course of reasoning. Aristotle
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Either a beast or a god. Aristotle
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A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed. Aristotle
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As often as we do good, we offer sacrifices to God. Aristotle
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When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end. Aristotle
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The man with a host of friends who slaps on the back everybody he meets is regarded as the friend of nobody. Aristotle
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A human being is a naturally political [animal]. Aristotle
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To be ignorant of motion is to be ignorant of nature Aristotle
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Melancholy men, of all others, are the most witty. Aristotle
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Temperance and bravery, then, are ruined by excess and deficiency, but preserved by the mean. Aristotle
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A friend of everyone is a friend of no one Aristotle
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There are, then, these three means of effecting persuasion. The man who is to be in command of them must, it is clear, be able (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character and goodness in their various forms, and (3) to understand the emotions-that is, to name them and describe them, to know their causes and the way in which they are excited. Aristotle
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The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make. Aristotle
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Law is mind without reason. Aristotle
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Nothing is what rocks dream about Aristotle
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...in this way the structure of the universe- I mean, of the heavens and the earth and the whole world- was arranged by one harmony through the blending of the most opposite principles. Aristotle
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To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man. Aristotle
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All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world Aristotle
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Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. Aristotle
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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle
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A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. Aristotle
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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Aristotle
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It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle
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Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle
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We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle
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We become brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle
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It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace. Aristotle
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To the size of the state there is a limit, as there is to plants, animals and implements, for none of these retain their facility when they are too large. Aristotle
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The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects. Aristotle
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Speech is the representation of the mind, and writing is the representation of speech. Aristotle
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A true friend is one soul divided into two people. Aristotle
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For through wondering human beings now and in the beginning have been led to philosophizing. Aristotle
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A man becomes a friend whenever being loved he loves in return. Aristotle
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When the looms spin by themselves, we'll have no need for slaves. Aristotle
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Melancholy men of all others are most witty, which causeth many times a divine ravishment, and a kinde of Enthusiasmus, which stirreth them up to bee excellent Philosophers, Poets, Prophets, etc. Aristotle
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If you see a man approaching with the obvious intent of doing you good, run for your life. Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come. Aristotle
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To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle
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A city is composed of different kinds of men; similar people cannot bring a city into existence. Aristotle
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A man is his own best friend; therefore he ought to love himself best. Aristotle
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Injustice results as much from treating unequals equally as from treating equals unequally. Aristotle
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A democracy when put to the strain grows weak, and is supplanted by Oligarchy. Aristotle
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The souls ability to nourish itself lies in the heart. Aristotle
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There is no such thing as committing adultery with the right woman, at the right time, and in the right way, for it is simply WRONG. Aristotle
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Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love. Aristotle
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First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. Aristotle
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Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life. Aristotle
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A courageous person is one who faces fearful things as he ought and as reason directs for the sake of what is noble. Aristotle
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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
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Humility is a flower which does not grow in everyone's garden. Aristotle
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Happiness, then, is co-extensive with contemplation, and the more people contemplate, the happier they are; not incidentally, but in virtue of their contemplation, because it is in itself precious. Thus happiness is a form of contemplation. Aristotle
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