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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist [more author details]
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It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
One swallow does not make a summer.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
We make war that we may live in peace.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
We must as second best...take the least of the evils.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
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Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
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Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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Aristotle, Parts of Animals
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
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Aristotle, Physics
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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Aristotle, Politics
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
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Aristotle, Politics
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
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Aristotle, Politics
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
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Aristotle, Politics
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 the government to the utmost.
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Aristotle, Politics
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
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Aristotle, Politics
Law is order, and good law is good order.
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Aristotle, Politics
Man is by nature a political animal.
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Aristotle, Politics
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