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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Happiness is activity.

Excellence is not an act but a habit

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Even when laws have been written down they ought not always to remain unaltered.

Education is the best provision for old age.

The gods too are fond of a joke.

And it is characteristic of man that he alone has any sense of good and evil, of just and unjust, and the like and the association of living beings who have this sense makes family and a state.

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it.

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

Greatness does not consist in receiving honors but in deserving them.

The soul never thinks without a picture.

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Well begun is half done.

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice he is the worst of all.

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right and not what is established.

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

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

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