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.

Quality is not an act it is a habit.

Memory is the scribe of the soul.

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

Hope is a waking dream.

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my own sake.

...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...

In the arena of human life. the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

A man is the origin of his action.

Different men seek happiness in different ways and by different means.

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