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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist [more author details]
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A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
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A friend is a second self.
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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
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All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
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Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.
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Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
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If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.
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It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.
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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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It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
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Law is mind without reason.
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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.
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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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One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.
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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
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Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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