ARISTOTLE 5

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
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Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
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Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
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Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
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Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
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Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
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Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
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No one loves the man whom he fears.
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He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
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The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
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Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
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For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
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A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
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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.
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He who can be, and therefore is, another’s, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.
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Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
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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.
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A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
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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.
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But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
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Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.
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Some animals utter a loud cry. Some are silent, and others have a voice, which in some cases may be expressed by a word; in others, it cannot. There are also noisy animals and silent animals, musical and unmusical kinds, but they are mostly noisy about the breeding season.
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The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposition.
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Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.
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To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.
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