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Biography - Aristotle:

Greek philosopher.
Born: -384 - Died: -322
Period:
4th century BC
Place of birth: Greece
Greece

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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Quotes for: virtue


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Quotes about virtue:


The strangest, most generous, and proudest of all virtues is true courage.
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Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
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Recommend virtue to your children it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience.
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The virtues lose themselves in interest as the rivers are lost in the sea.
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Humility is not a virtue; that is, it does not arise from reason.
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There is no happiness without courage, nor virtue without struggle.
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Quotes for: habit


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Quotes for: habit


Custom is second nature.
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The time at our disposal each day is elastic the passions we feel dilate it, those that inspire us shrink it, and habit fills it.
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While love may overcome death, it happens that a small, mean habit can overcome love.
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Custom, then, is the great guide to human life.
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Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
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Virtue is a habit of the mind, consistent with nature and moderation and reason.
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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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Man is by nature a political animal.
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