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Aristotle

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Biography : Greek philosopher.
Born: -384 - Died: -322
Period:
4th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece
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Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
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One swallow does not make a summer.
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Nature does nothing in vain.
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He who hath many friends hath none.
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Man is by nature a political animal.
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All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle - Metaphysics
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Every movement takes time and is for the sake of an end.
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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.
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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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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
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Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
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We make war that we may live in peace.
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My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
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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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The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
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The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
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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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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
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Happiness depends upon ourselves.
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Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
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Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
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