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quote by Aristotle: The greatest victory is over self. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The greatest victory is over self.

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quote by Aristotle: If the hammer and the shuttle could move themselves, slavery would be unnecessary. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

If the hammer and the shuttle could move themselves, slavery would be unnecessary.

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quote by Aristotle: But also philosophy is not about perceptible substances they, you see, are prone to destruction. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

But also philosophy is not about perceptible substances they, you see, are prone to destruction.

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quote by Aristotle: The seat of the soul and the control of voluntary movement -- in fact, of nervous functions in general, -- are to be sought in the heart. The brain is an organ of minor importance. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The seat of the soul and the control of voluntary movement -- in fact, of nervous functions in general, -- are to be sought in the heart. The brain is an organ of minor importance.

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quote by 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. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.

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quote by Aristotle: Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

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quote by Aristotle: No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them.

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quote by Aristotle: True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

True happiness comes from gaining insight and growing into your best possible self. Otherwise all you're having is immediate gratification pleasure, which is fleeting and doesn't grow you as a person.

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quote by Aristotle: Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Some believe it to be just friends wanting, as if to be healthy enough to wish health.

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quote by Aristotle: It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.

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quote by Aristotle: The right constitutions, three in number- kingship, aristocracy, and polity- and the deviations from these, likewise three in number -- tyranny from kingship, oligarchy from aristocracy, democracy fr… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The right constitutions, three in number- kingship, aristocracy, and polity- and the deviations from these, likewise three in number -- tyranny from kingship, oligarchy from aristocracy, democracy from polity.

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quote by Aristotle: Worms are the intestines of the earth. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Worms are the intestines of the earth.

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quote by Aristotle: Between husband and wife friendship seems to exist by nature, for man is naturally disposed to pairing. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Between husband and wife friendship seems to exist by nature, for man is naturally disposed to pairing.

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quote by Aristotle: For the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater. . with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

For the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater. .

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quote by Aristotle: Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

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quote by Aristotle: When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you.

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quote by Aristotle: To love someone is to identify with them. with background image: purple flower in tilt shift lens
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To love someone is to identify with them.

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quote by Aristotle: In order to be effective you need not only virtue but also mental strength. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

In order to be effective you need not only virtue but also mental strength.

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quote by Aristotle: The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitations; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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

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quote by Aristotle: And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

And yet the true creator is necessity, which is the mother of invention.

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quote by Aristotle: Prudence as well as Moral Virtue determines the complete performance of a man's proper function: Virtue ensures the rightness of the end we aim at, Prudence ensures the rightness of the means we adop… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Prudence as well as Moral Virtue determines the complete performance of a man's proper function: Virtue ensures the rightness of the end we aim at, Prudence ensures the rightness of the means we adopt to gain that end.

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quote by Aristotle: Moral virtue is ... a mean between two vices, that of excess and that of defect, and ... it is no small task to hit the mean in each case, as it is not, for example, any chance comer, but only the ge… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Moral virtue is ... a mean between two vices, that of excess and that of defect, and ... it is no small task to hit the mean in each case, as it is not, for example, any chance comer, but only the geometer, who can find the center of a given circle.

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quote by Aristotle: Rising before daylight is also to be commended; it is a healthy habit, and gives more time for the management of the household as well as for liberal studies. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Rising before daylight is also to be commended; it is a healthy habit, and gives more time for the management of the household as well as for liberal studies.

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quote by Aristotle: Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Each human being is bred with a unique set of potentials that yearn to be fulfilled as surely as the acorn yearns to become the oak within it.

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quote by Aristotle: The vices respectively fall short of or exceed what is right in both passions and actions, while virtue both finds and chooses that which is intermediate. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The vices respectively fall short of or exceed what is right in both passions and actions, while virtue both finds and chooses that which is intermediate.

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quote by Aristotle: Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Some vices miss what is right because they are deficient, others because they are excessive, in feelings or in actions, while virtue finds and chooses the mean.

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quote by Aristotle: Happiness is at once the best, the noblest, and the pleasantest of things. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is at once the best, the noblest, and the pleasantest of things.

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quote by Aristotle: It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.

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quote by Aristotle: Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.

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quote by Aristotle: With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note.

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quote by Aristotle: Where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power to not act. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power to not act.

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quote by Aristotle: It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits.

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quote by Aristotle: Men are good in but one way, but bad in many. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Men are good in but one way, but bad in many.

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quote by Aristotle: Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all … with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all causes.

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quote by Aristotle: To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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

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quote by Aristotle: For pleasure is a state of soul, and to each man that which he is said to be a lover of is pleasant. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

For pleasure is a state of soul, and to each man that which he is said to be a lover of is pleasant.

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quote by Aristotle: The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.

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quote by Aristotle: 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. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.

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quote by Aristotle: To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.

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quote by Aristotle: 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. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.

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quote by Aristotle: The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement.

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quote by Aristotle: Today you can start forming habits for overcoming all obstacles in life... even nicotine cravings. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Today you can start forming habits for overcoming all obstacles in life... even nicotine cravings.

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quote by Aristotle: True happiness flows from the possession of wisdom and virtue and not from the possession of external goods. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

True happiness flows from the possession of wisdom and virtue and not from the possession of external goods.

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quote by Aristotle: Our actions determine our dispositions. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Our actions determine our dispositions.

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quote by Aristotle: He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

He who confers a benefit on anyone loves him better than he is beloved.

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quote by Aristotle: Property should be in a certain sense common, but, as a general rule, private; for, when every one has a distinct interest, men will not complain of one another, and they will make more progress, bec… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Property should be in a certain sense common, but, as a general rule, private; for, when every one has a distinct interest, men will not complain of one another, and they will make more progress, because every one will be attending to his own business.

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quote by Aristotle: Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.

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quote by Aristotle: Personal beauty requires that one should be tall; little people may have charm and elegance, but beauty-no. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Personal beauty requires that one should be tall; little people may have charm and elegance, but beauty-no.

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quote by Aristotle: Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.

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quote by Aristotle: Virtue makes us aim at the right end, and practical wisdom makes us take the right means. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Virtue makes us aim at the right end, and practical wisdom makes us take the right means.

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quote by Aristotle: Prayers and sacrifices are of no avail. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Prayers and sacrifices are of no avail.

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quote by Aristotle: Women should marry when they are about eighteen years of age, and men at seven and thirty; then they are in the prime of life, and the decline in the powers of both will coincide. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Women should marry when they are about eighteen years of age, and men at seven and thirty; then they are in the prime of life, and the decline in the powers of both will coincide.

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quote by Aristotle: There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

There is more both of beauty and of raison d'etre in the works of nature- than in those of art.

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quote by Aristotle: First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.

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quote by Aristotle: In the first place, then, men should guard against the beginning of change, and in the second place they should not rely upon the political devices of which I have already spoken invented only to dec… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

In the first place, then, men should guard against the beginning of change, and in the second place they should not rely upon the political devices of which I have already spoken invented only to deceive the people, for they are proved by experience to be useless.

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quote by Aristotle: As often as we do good, we offer sacrifices to God. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

As often as we do good, we offer sacrifices to God.

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quote by Aristotle: The life of theoretical philosophy is the best and happiest a man can lead. Few men are capable of it and then only intermittently. For the rest there is a second-best way of life, that of moral virt… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The life of theoretical philosophy is the best and happiest a man can lead. Few men are capable of it and then only intermittently. For the rest there is a second-best way of life, that of moral virtue and practical wisdom.

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quote by Aristotle: We must as second best, as people say, take the least of the evils. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

We must as second best, as people say, take the least of the evils.

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quote by Aristotle: For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.

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quote by Aristotle: For just as for a flute-player, a sculptor, or an artist, and, in general, for all things that have a function or activity, the good and the well is thought to reside in the function, so would it see… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

For just as for a flute-player, a sculptor, or an artist, and, in general, for all things that have a function or activity, the good and the well is thought to reside in the function, so would it seem to be for man, if he has a function.

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quote by Aristotle: The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.

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quote by Aristotle: Soul and body, I suggest react sympathetically upon each other. A change in the state of the soul produces a change in the shape of the body and conversely, a change in the shape of the body produces… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Soul and body, I suggest react sympathetically upon each other. A change in the state of the soul produces a change in the shape of the body and conversely, a change in the shape of the body produces a change in the state of the soul.

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quote by Aristotle: Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Poetry demands a man with a special gift for it, or else one with a touch of madness in him.

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quote by Aristotle: Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

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quote by Aristotle: He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.

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quote by Aristotle: Time past, even God is deprived of the power of recalling. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Time past, even God is deprived of the power of recalling.

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quote by Aristotle: Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them. A true friend is one soul in two bodies. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them. A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

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quote by Aristotle: Every virtue is a mean between two extremes, each of which is a vice. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Every virtue is a mean between two extremes, each of which is a vice.

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quote by Aristotle: 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 possib… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.

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quote by Aristotle: The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The purpose of art is to represent the meaning of things. This represents the true reality, not external aspects.

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quote by Aristotle: Friendship is two souls inhabiting one body. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Friendship is two souls inhabiting one body.

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quote by Aristotle: So that the lover of myths, which are a compact of wonders, is by the same token a lover of wisdom. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

So that the lover of myths, which are a compact of wonders, is by the same token a lover of wisdom.

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quote by Aristotle: Evidence from torture may be considered completely untrustworthy. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Evidence from torture may be considered completely untrustworthy.

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quote by Aristotle: Happiness is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue.

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quote by Aristotle: A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities -- a natural defectiveness. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities -- a natural defectiveness.

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quote by Aristotle: Wicked men obey out of fear. good men, out of love. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Wicked men obey out of fear. good men, out of love.

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quote by Aristotle: The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them.

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quote by Aristotle: Happiness is essentially perfect; so that the happy man requires in addition the goods of the body, external goods and the gifts of fortune, in order that his activity may not be impeded through lack… with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is essentially perfect; so that the happy man requires in addition the goods of the body, external goods and the gifts of fortune, in order that his activity may not be impeded through lack of them.

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quote by Aristotle: The activity of God, which is transcendent in blessedness, is the activity of contemplation; and therefore among human activities that which is most akin to the divine activity of contemplation will … with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The activity of God, which is transcendent in blessedness, is the activity of contemplation; and therefore among human activities that which is most akin to the divine activity of contemplation will be the greatest source of happiness.

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quote by Aristotle: For imitation is natural to man from his infancy. Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative, and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight … with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

For imitation is natural to man from his infancy. Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative, and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight in it is universal.

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quote by Aristotle: Education begins at the level of the learner. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

Education begins at the level of the learner.

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quote by Aristotle: It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

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quote by Aristotle: If men are given food, but no chastisement nor any work, they become insolent. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

If men are given food, but no chastisement nor any work, they become insolent.

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quote by Aristotle: The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others. with background image: photo of author Aristotle with quote

The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others.

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