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    aristotle Quotes

    To be angry is easy. But to be angry with the right man at the right time and in the right manner, that is not easy.
    — Aristotle
    tags: time  men  right 
     
    Yes the truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.
    — Aristotle
    tags: desires  truth  ambition  money 
     
    It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
    — Aristotle
    tags: desires  nature  men  live 
     
    These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.
    — Aristotle
    tags: men  action  soul  excellence  virtue 
     
    The best tragedies are conflicts between a hero and his destiny.
    — Aristotle
    tags: tragedy  hero  conflict 
     
    Everyone honors the wise.
    — Aristotle
    tags: wise 
     
    A gentleman is not disturbed by anything
    — Aristotle
    In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
    — Aristotle
    tags: action  human 
     
    We are what we frequently do.
    — Aristotle
    Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.
    — 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
    tags: nature  mind 
     
    The quality of life is determined by its activities.
    — Aristotle
    And of course, the brain is not responsible for any of the sensations at all. The correct view is that the seat and source of sensation is the region of the heart.
    — Aristotle
    tags: heart  brain 
     
    Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.
    — Aristotle
    tags: men  comedy  tragedy 
     
    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
    tags: thoughts  action  choice 
     
    Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet.
    — Aristotle
    tags: patience 
     
    the life which is best for men, both separately, as individuals, and in the mass, as states, is the life which has virtue sufficiently supported by material resources to facilitate participation in the actions that virtue calls for.
    — Aristotle
    tags: men  action  virtue 
     
    If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.
    — Aristotle
    tags: wishes 
     
    Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.
    — Aristotle
    tags: praise 
     
    It makes no difference whether a good man has defrauded a bad man, or a bad man defrauded a good man, or whether a good or bad man has committed adultery: the law can look only to the amount of damage done.
    — Aristotle
    tags: men  law  bad 
     
    So it is clear that the search for what is just is a search for the mean; for the law is the mean.
    — Aristotle
    tags: law 
     
    Law is order, and good law is good order.
    — Aristotle
    tags: law 
     
    For knowing is spoken of in three ways: it may be either universal knowledge or knowledge proper to the matter in hand or actualising such knowledge; consequently three kinds of error also are possible.
    — Aristotle
    tags: knowing 
     
    All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge.
    — Aristotle
    tags: learning  teaching 
     
    Intuition is the source of scientific knowledge.
    — Aristotle
    tags: intuition 
     
    Justice is complete virtue in the fullest sense, because it is the active exercise of complete virtue; and it is complete because its possessor can exercise it in relation to another person, and not only by himself.
    — Aristotle
    tags: justice  people  virtue 
     
    They who are to be judges must also be performers.
    — Aristotle
    Justice therefore demands that no one should do more ruling than being ruled, but that all should have their turn.
    — Aristotle
    tags: justice 
     
    Humility is a flower which does not grow in everyone's garden.
    — Aristotle
    tags: humility  flowers 
     
    What soon grows old? Gratitude.
    — Aristotle
    tags: gratitude 
     
    Happiness is something final and complete in itself, as being the aim and end of all practical activities whatever.... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.
    — Aristotle
    Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  action  soul 
     
    Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  self 
     
    Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  lies 
     
    The Life of the intellect is the best and pleasantest for man, because the intellect more than anything else is the man. Thus it will be the happiest life as well.
    — Aristotle
    tags: men 
     
    Happiness, then, is co-extensive with contemplation, and the more people contemplate, the happier they are; not incidentally, but in virtue of their contemplation, because it is in itself precious. Thus happiness is a form of contemplation.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  people  virtue 
     
    Happiness, then, is found to be something perfect and self-sufficient, being the end to which our actions are directed.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  action 
     
    Happiness is the highest good
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness 
     
    Happiness does not lie in amusement; it would be strange if one were to take trouble and suffer hardship all one's life in order to amuse oneself.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  lies  oneself 
     
    Happiness is an activity and a complete utilization of virtue, not conditionally but absolutely.
    — Aristotle
    tags: happiness  virtue 
     
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