ARISTOTLE

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

Change in all things is sweet.
Aristotle

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

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle

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

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
Aristotle

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

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
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

Well begun is half done.
Aristotle

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
Aristotle

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who
Aristotle

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

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Aristotle

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
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

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

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

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

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

The poet, being an imitator like a painter or any other artist, must of necessity imitate one of three objects – things as they were or are, things as they are said or thought to be, or things as they ought to be. The vehicle of expression is language – either current terms or, it may be, rare words or metaphors.
Aristotle

The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.
Aristotle

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