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Wishing to be friends is quick work,
by Aristotle

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

Related topics: Friendship Relationship

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

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

 

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

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

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Change in all things is sweet.
- 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

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

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

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

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

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

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

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

Those that know, do.
Those that understand, teach.
- Aristotle

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

Most people would rather give than get affection.
- Aristotle

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people,
and therefore deprive them of their arms.
- 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

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
- Aristotle

The law is reason, free from passion.
- Aristotle

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

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

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize
property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more,
and to prevent the lower from getting more.
- Aristotle

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

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means,
and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
- Aristotle

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life,
true friends are a sure refuge.
The young they keep out of mischief;
to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness,
and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
- Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- Aristotle

All men by nature desire knowledge.
- Aristotle

He who hath many friends hath none.
- Aristotle

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence,
but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
- Aristotle

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

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

Men create gods after their own image,
not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
- Aristotle

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
- Aristotle

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

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
- Aristotle

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
- Aristotle

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- Aristotle

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
- Aristotle

It is just that we should be grateful,
not only to those with whose views we may agree,
but also to those who have expressed more superficial views;
for these also contributed something,
by developing before us the powers of thought.
- 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

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
- 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

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

The virtue of justice consists in moderation,
as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

It is not once nor twice but times without number that
the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
- Aristotle

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

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
- Aristotle

For one swallow does not make a summer,
nor does one day; and so too one day,
or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
- 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

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle


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