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“Well begun is half done. ”

— Aristotle

“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. ”

— 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

“Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.”

— Aristotle

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

— Aristotle

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

— Aristotle

“Hope is a waking dream. ”

— Aristotle

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

— Aristotle

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies.”

— Aristotle

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

— Aristotle

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

— Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

— Aristotle

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

— Aristotle

“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.”

— Aristotle

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”

— Aristotle

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

— Aristotle

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.”

— Aristotle

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. ”

— Aristotle

“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”

— Aristotle

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

— Aristotle

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”

— Aristotle

“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.”

— Aristotle

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

— Aristotle

“A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. ”

— Aristotle

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

— Aristotle

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit”

— Aristotle

“Change in all things is sweet.”

— Aristotle

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

— Aristotle

“The law is reason, free from passion.”

— Aristotle

“Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. ”

— Aristotle