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  • Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
    (Aristotle)

  • The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
    (Aristotle)

  • He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
    (Aristotle)

  • Boys should abstain from all use of wine until their eighteenth year, for it is wrong to add fire to fire.
    (Aristotle)

  • Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
    (Aristotle)


  • We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
    (Aristotle)

  • It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible.
    (Aristotle)

  • In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
    (Aristotle)

  • Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
    (Aristotle)

  • Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
    (Aristotle)

  • All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth
    (Aristotle)

  • What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
    (Aristotle)

  • It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
    (Aristotle)

  • The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
    (Aristotle)

  • Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
    (Aristotle)


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