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  • Not to get what you have your heart set on is almost as bad as getting nothing at all
    (Aristotle)

  • Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.
    (Aristotle)

  • In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
    (Aristotle)

  • Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune
    (Aristotle)

  • Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
    (Aristotle)


  • A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything.
    (Aristotle)

  • Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
    (Aristotle)

  • The evolution of species was the subject of conjecture long before Darwin's day. Here Aristotle attributes to Empedocles an evolutionary doctrine strikingly reminiscent of natural selection 'Empedocles says that the greater part of the members of animals.
    (Aristotle)

  • The body is at its best between the ages of thirty and thirty-five the mind is at its best about the age of forty-nine.
    (Aristotle)

  • Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it deficiencies.
    (Aristotle)

  • Piety required us to honour truth above our friends.
    (Aristotle)

  • To be successful, keep looking tanned, live in an elegant building (even if you're in the cellar), be seen in smart restaurants (even if you nurse one drink) and if you borrow, borrow big.
    (Aristotle)

  • Now that practical skills have developed enough to provide adequately for material needs, one of these sciences which are not devoted to utilitarian ends mathematics has been able to arise in Egypt, the priestly caste there having the leisure necessary for disinterested research.
    (Aristotle)

  • The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect it is too exciting.
    (Aristotle)

  • The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
    (Aristotle)


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