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  • The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended.
    (Aristotle)

  • To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
    (Aristotle)

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

  • Good has two meanings it means that which is good absolutely and that which is good for somebody.
    (Aristotle)

  • It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
    (Aristotle)


  • Beauty is the gift of God.
    (Aristotle)

  • In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
    (Aristotle)

  • Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
    (Aristotle)

  • Every science and every inquiry, and similarly every activity and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good.
    (Aristotle)

  • We must as second best ... take the least of the evils.
    (Aristotle)

  • Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body, but knowledge acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.
    (Aristotle)

  • Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.
    (Aristotle)

  • That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing.
    (Aristotle)

  • No great genius is without an admixture of madness.
    (Aristotle)

  • That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.
    (Aristotle)


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