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Happiness depends upon ourselves. ...
by Aristotle

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle PHOTO

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

 

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

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A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

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

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle

Change in all things is sweet.
- Aristotle

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.
- Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- Aristotle

The educated differ from the uneducated
as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
- Aristotle

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
- 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

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are
always aiming at something beyond political life itself,
power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
- Aristotle

The soul never thinks without a picture.
- Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies
degenerate into despotisms.
- Aristotle

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors,
but in deserving them.
- Aristotle

Even when laws have been written down,
they ought not always to remain unaltered.
- Aristotle

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
- Aristotle

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition
of having all the other things in the world.
- Aristotle

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure,
but to avoid pain.
- 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

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:
chance,
nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion,
desire.
- Aristotle

No notice is taken of a little evil,
but when it increases it strikes the eye.
- Aristotle

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice,
is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason
the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
- 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

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion.
Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment
from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious.
On the other hand, they do less easily move against him,
believing that he has the gods on his side.
- Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
- Aristotle

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal,
and equals that they may be superior.
Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
- Aristotle

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit.
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts,
brave by doing brave acts.
- 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

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored
than they who produce them;
for these only gave them life,
those the art of living well.
- Aristotle

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
- Aristotle

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
- Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him
who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
- 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

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich,
because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
- Aristotle

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
- Aristotle

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
- Aristotle

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle

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

For though we love both the truth and our friends,
piety requires us to honor the truth first.
- Aristotle

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day,
so is the reason in our soul to the things which are
by nature most evident of all.
- Aristotle

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age.
- Aristotle


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