Aristotle Quotes
 
 

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
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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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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.
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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.
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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
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At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
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The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
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Well begun is half done.
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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.
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Change in all things is sweet.
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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
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Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
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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.
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