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  • Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
    (Aristotle)

  • Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
    (Aristotle)

  • To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
    (Aristotle)

  • The soul never thinks without a mental picture.
    (Aristotle)

  • The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
    (Aristotle)


  • The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
    (Aristotle)

  • Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
    (Aristotle)

  • A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must ... be appropriate.
    (Aristotle)

  • He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved
    (Aristotle)

  • Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
    (Aristotle)

  • Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
    (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)

  • All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
    (Aristotle)

  • Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
    (Aristotle)

  • It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
    (Aristotle)


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