Aristotle (384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. He was Plato's student and Alexander the Great's tutor.

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Between friends there is no need of justice.

The actuality of thought is life.

Wishing to be friends is quick work but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.

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

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.

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