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

Aristotle

Happiness is a sort of action.

Aristotle

Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.

Aristotle

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

Aristotle

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.

Aristotle

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

Aristotle

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

Aristotle

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

Aristotle

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

Aristotle

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

Aristotle

No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.

Aristotle

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.

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He who hath many friends hath none.

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For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

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He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

Aristotle

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Aristotle

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

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Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

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For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.

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For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

Aristotle

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Aristotle

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

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

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

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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

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Nature does nothing in vain.

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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

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

Aristotle

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us, neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

Aristotle

The law is reason free from passion.

Aristotle

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.

Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.

Aristotle

Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.

Aristotle

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

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Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.

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We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

Aristotle

It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

Aristotle

Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

Aristotle

People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.

Aristotle

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion and desire.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

Aristotle

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Aristotle

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

Aristotle

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Aristotle

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

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This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.

Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

Aristotle

Wonder implies the desire to learn.

Aristotle

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.

Aristotle

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Aristotle

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper

Aristotle

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

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

Aristotle

To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.

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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

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What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

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If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of nature of universals, whereas those of history are of singulars.

Aristotle

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.

Aristotle

The law is reason, free from passion.

Aristotle

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.

Aristotle

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

Aristotle

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Aristotle

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

Aristotle

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

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

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Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

All men by nature desire to know.

Aristotle

Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.

Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."

Aristotle

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

Aristotle

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

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

The gods too are fond of a joke.

Aristotle

Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

Aristotle

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.

Aristotle

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.

Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.

Aristotle

All he would have needed to do to verify or refute this theory was to ask a number of men and women to open their mouths so he could count their teeth.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible."

Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age.

Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Aristotle

A friend to all is a friend to none.

Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

Aristotle

No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.

Aristotle

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty.

Aristotle

And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like, and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.

Aristotle

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

Wicked men obey out of fear; good men, out of love.

Aristotle

Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

Aristotle

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.

Aristotle

Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.

Aristotle

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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