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  • The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
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  • The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
    (Aristotle)

  • The law is reason, free from passion.
    (Aristotle)

  • To learn is a natural pleasure, not confined to philosophers, but common to all men
    (Aristotle)

  • Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues
    (Aristotle)


  • Cruel is the strife of brothers.
    (Aristotle)

  • Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
    (Aristotle)

  • Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
    (Aristotle)

  • Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.
    (Aristotle)

  • Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
    (Aristotle)

  • Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity
    (Aristotle)

  • To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.
    (Aristotle)

  • The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
    (Aristotle)

  • He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.
    (Aristotle)

  • Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.
    (Aristotle)


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