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The secret to humor is surprise. ...
by Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

Related topics: Humor

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle PHOTO

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

 

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

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Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

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

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

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

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

Change in all things is sweet.
- Aristotle

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 government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

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

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

We make war that we may live in peace.
- Aristotle

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

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

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are
always aiming at something beyond political life itself,
power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle

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

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
- Aristotle

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

Man is by nature a political animal.
- Aristotle

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle

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

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
- Aristotle

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

Most people would rather give than get affection.
- Aristotle

The soul never thinks without a picture.
- Aristotle

Bad men are full of repentance.
- Aristotle

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
- Aristotle

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
- Aristotle

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

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

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

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
- 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

Those who educate children well are more to be honored
than they who produce them;
for these only gave them life,
those the art of living well.
- Aristotle

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

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

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him
who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
- Aristotle

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and,
while it is true that the suicide braves death,
he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means,
and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- Aristotle

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more
affection than she feels.
- Aristotle

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle

He who hath many friends hath none.
- Aristotle

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
- Aristotle

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people,
and therefore deprive them of their arms.
- Aristotle

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle


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