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A friend to all is a friend to none.
Aristotle
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
Aristotle (Politics)
Man is by nature a political animal.
Aristotle (Politics)
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.
Aristotle
Change in all things is sweet.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle (Metaphysics)
To perceive is to suffer.
Aristotle
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Aristotle
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Aristotle (Rhetoric)
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
A friend is a second self.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
Aristotle (Rhetoric)
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.
Aristotle (Poetics)
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
Aristotle (Politics)
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Aristotle
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.
Aristotle
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.
Aristotle (Politics)
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle (The Nicomachean Ethics, 325 BCE)
Happiness is a state of activity.
Aristotle (Eudemian Ethics)
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Aristotle (Poetics)
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Aristotle (Politics)
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
Aristotle (Politics)
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
Aristotle (Attributed to Aristotle by Joannes Stobaeus in Florilegium)
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Aristotle Biography

Born: 384 BCE
Died: 322 BCE

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher. He is considered to be, along with Plato and Socrates, the most important founding figures in Western Philosophy.

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We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Will Durant in "The story of Philosophy, 1926". Durant is actually summarizing something that Aristotle wrote.

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