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Aristotle Quotes: It seems that ambition makes most people wish to be loved rather than to love others.
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Aristotle Quote: The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
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Quotes about Aristotle: One kind of justice is that which is manifested in distributions of honour or money or the other things that fall to be divided among those who have a share in the constitution ... and another kind is that which plays a rectifying part in transactions.
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Quote about Aristotle: People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.
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Aristotle Sayings: A speaker who is attempting to move people to thought or action must concern himself with Pathos.
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Aristotle Saying: In cases of this sort, let us say adultery, rightness and wrongness do not depend on committing it with the right woman at the right time and in the right manner, but the mere fact of committing such action at all is to do wrong.
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Sayings about Aristotle: Of ill-temper there are three kinds: irascibility, bitterness, sullenness. It belongs to the ill-tempered man to be unable to bear either small slights or defeats but to be given to retaliation and revenge, and easily moved to anger by any chance deed or word. Ill-temper is accompanied by excitability of character, instability, bitter speech, and liability to take offence at trifles and to feel these feelings quickly and on slight occasions.
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Saying about Aristotle: In a word, acts of any kind produce habits or characters of the same kind. Hence we ought to make sure that our acts are of a certain kind; for the resulting character varies as they vary. It makes no small difference, therefore, whether a man be trained in his youth up in this way or that, but a great difference, or rather all the difference.
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Aristotle Quotes: It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
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Aristotle Quote: Since the whole city has one end, it is manifest that education should be one and the same for all, and that it should be public, and not private - not as at present, when every one looks after his own children separately, and gives them separate instruction of the sort which he thinks best; the training in things which are of common interest should be the same for all. Neither must we suppose that any one of the citizens belongs to himself, for they all belong to the state, and are each of them a part of the state, and the care of each part is inseparable from the care of the whole.
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Quotes about Aristotle: But nothing is yet clear on the subject of the intellect and the contemplative faculty. However, it seems to be another kind of soul, and this alone admits of being separated, as that which is eternal from that which is perishable, while it is clear from these remarks that the other parts of the soul are not separable, as some assert them to be, though it is obvious that they are conceptually distinct.
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Quote about Aristotle: When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end.
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Aristotle Sayings: No state will be well administered unless the middle class holds sway.
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Aristotle Saying: We ought not to listen to those who exhort us, because we are human, to think of human things....We ought rather to take on immortality as much as possible, and do all that we can to live in accordance with the highest element within us; for even if its bulk is small, in its power and value it far exceeds everything.
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Sayings about Aristotle: Character gives us qualities, but it is in actions - what we do - that we are happy or the reverse. ... All human happiness and misery take the form of action.
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Saying about Aristotle: It is true, indeed, that the account Plato gives in 'Timaeus' is different from what he says in his so-called 'unwritten teachings.'
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Aristotle Quotes: Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give a man a poisoned fish, you feed him for the rest of his life.
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Aristotle Quote: If they do not share equally enjoyments and toils, those who labor much and get little will necessarily complain of those who labor little and receive or consume much. But indeed there is always a difficulty in men living together and having all human relations in common, but especially in their having common property.
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