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If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and it’s development.

Aristotle on Education

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A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

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

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

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

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Aristotle Quotes on Philosophy and Philisophical Sayings

Philosophy is the science that considers truth.

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.

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.

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crisis, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth while to live.

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

To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.

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

Aristotle Quotes and Sayings on Love and Friendship

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

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

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

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Aristotle Quotes on War and Peace

Revolutions are not trifles; but spring from trifles.

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

The goal of war is peace, of business, leisure.

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior.

We make war that we may live in peace.

Aristotle's Quotes on Men

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

Wicked men obey from fear; good men; from love.

Bad men are full of repentance.

Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others are of what they know.

All men by nature desire to know.

Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.

Man is by nature a political animal.

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The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.

Dignity consist  not in possessing honors but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

No great genius is without an admixture of madness.

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken.

A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and unskilled labor.

Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it’s deficiencies.

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

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

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.

Those that know do. Those that understand teach.

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

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