“To perceive is to suffer.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

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“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”

~ 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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“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

~ Aristotle

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“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

~ Aristotle

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 “Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”

~ Aristotle

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“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

~ Aristotle

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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.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

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“In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and they will of the majority is supreme.”

~ Aristotle

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“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”

~ Aristotle

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 “Wit is educated insolence.”

~ Aristotle

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“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”

~ Aristotle

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“Nature does nothing uselessly.”

~ Aristotle

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“If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.”

~ Aristotle

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“It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.”

~ Aristotle

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“This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics

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“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

~ Aristotle

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“All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.”

~ Aristotle

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 “A friend is a second self.”

~ Aristotle

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

~ 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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“It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.”

~ Aristotle

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“Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.”

~ Aristotle

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“He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.”

~ Aristotle

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“The soul never thinks without a mental picture.”

~ Aristotle

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“Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.”

~ Aristotle

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“Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.”

~ 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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“If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development”

~ Aristotle

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“The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.”

~ Aristotle

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“The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.”

~ 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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“Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life.”

~ Aristotle

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“The gods too are fond of a joke.”

~ Aristotle

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“To lead an orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd”

~ Aristotle

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“Through discipline comes freedom.”

~ Aristotle

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“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

~ Aristotle

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 “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.”

~ Aristotle

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“The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.”

~ Aristotle

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