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Wit is educated insolence. ...
by Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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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

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

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

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The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

Change in all things is sweet.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

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

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

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.
- Aristotle

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

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.
- 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

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

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

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

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

The law is reason, free from passion.
- Aristotle

Men create gods after their own image,
not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
- 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

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

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
- Aristotle

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

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

Well begun is half done.
- Aristotle

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- Aristotle

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

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one
than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.
- Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age.
- Aristotle

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

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

Man is by nature a political animal.
- Aristotle

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

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

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
- Aristotle

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

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
- Aristotle

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds
and against the right persons and also in the right
manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
- 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

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

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
- Aristotle

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

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

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
- Aristotle

Nature does nothing in vain.
- Aristotle

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
- Aristotle


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