Aristotle Quotes

When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.

Aristotle

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.

Aristotle

The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.

Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Beauty is the gift of God.

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I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.

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All men by nature desire knowledge.

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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.

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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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The law is reason free from passion

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For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

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Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing

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

Aristotle

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