“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a God.”

~ Aristotle

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“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”

~ Aristotle

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“Happiness is a state of activity.”

~ Aristotle

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“To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”

~ Aristotle

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“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”

~ Aristotle

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“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

~ 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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“The actions from which [virtue] was produced are also those in which it is exercised.”

~ Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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“Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully.”

~ Aristotle

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“Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.”

~ Aristotle

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“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.”

~ Aristotle

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“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.”

~ Aristotle

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“All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the world”

~ Aristotle

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“Anger Is A Gift”

~ Aristotle

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“If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.”

~ Aristotle

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“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

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“The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”

~ Aristotle

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“Bad people…are in conflict with themselves; they desire one thing and will another, like the incontinent who choose harmful pleasures instead of what they themselves believe to be good.”

~ Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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“Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one’s material circumstances.”

~ Aristotle

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“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.”

~ Aristotle

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“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”

~ Aristotle

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“If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.”

~ Aristotle, Metaphysics

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“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.”

~ Aristotle

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“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”

~ Aristotle

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“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

~ Aristotle

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

~ Aristotle

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“Hope is a waking dream.”

~ Aristotle

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“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

~ Aristotle

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“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.”

~ Aristotle

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