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Aristotle ( 384 BC ~ 322 BC ) Quotes

We are what we repeatedly do.

We must as second best...take the least of the evils.

A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end.

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.

One swallow does not make a summer.

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

To perceive is to suffer.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

Nature does nothing uselessly.

Law is mind without reason.

We make war that we may live in peace.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

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The gods too are fond of a joke.

Hope is a waking dream.

Well begun is half done.

They should rule who are able to rule best.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

All men by nature desire knowledge.

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.

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With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

n the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

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