Aristotle

Aristotle

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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Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

The roots of education are bitter but the fruit is sweet.

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

It is well to be up before daybreak for such habits contribute to health, wealth and wisdom.

Good has two meanings: it means that which is good absolutely, and that which is good for somebody.

Law means good order.

The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.

Law is order, and good law is good order.

Learning is not child's play, we cannot learn without pain.

Some men are just as sure of the truth of their opinions as are others of what they know.

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

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

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.

Wit is educated insolence.

If liberty and equality as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

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