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Aristotle



    Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

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    The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

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    The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.

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    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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    Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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    The secret to humor is surprise.

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    Hope is a waking dream.

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    It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

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    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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    Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

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    If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

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    In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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    Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

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    Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

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    Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

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    Change in all things is sweet.

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    Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

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    If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

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    Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

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    After a certain point, money is meaningless. It ceases to be the goal. The game is what counts.

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    If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.

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    The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

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    Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence

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    The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

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    Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

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    It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.

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    Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

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    Men come together in cities in order to live: they remain together in order to live the good life

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    In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

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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

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    The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.

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    Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may...meet with great misfortunes.

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    They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things / and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning / all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything / they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.

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    The quality of life is determined by its activities.

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    All men seek one goal : success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. First, have a definite, clear, practical ideal-a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achie

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    I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, And this becomes men's nature in the end

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    The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness, which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.

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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

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    All men by nature desire to know.

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    A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

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    Without friends no one would choose to live, though he has all other goods.

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    Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.

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    Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

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    Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

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    The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.

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    A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed

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    The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

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    Different men seek happiness in different ways and by different means.

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    Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

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    Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know

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    Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune

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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.

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    Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

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    all he would have needed to do to verify or refute this theory was to ask a number of men and women to open their mouths so he could count their teeth.

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    Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage.

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    Our account does not rob mathematicians of their science, by disproving the actual existence of the infinite in the direction of increase, in the sense of the untraceable. In point of fact they do not need the infinite and do not use it. They postula

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    It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

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    Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.

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    To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you nurse one drink) and if you borrow, borrow big.

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    Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

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    To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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