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 :: 384-322 BC, Greek Philosopher

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The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
~ Aristotle - [Punishment]

 

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For as the interposition of a rivulet, however small, will occasion the line of the phalanx to fluctuate, so any trifling disagreement will be the cause of seditions; but they will not so soon flow from anything else as from the disagreement between virtue and vice, and next to that between poverty and riches.
~ Aristotle - [Rebellion]

 

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Bad men are full of repentance.
~ Aristotle - [Repentance]

 

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No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
~ Aristotle - [Responsibility]

 

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In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.
~ Aristotle - [Revolutions and Revolutionaries]

 

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Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
~ Aristotle - [Revolutions and Revolutionaries]

 

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
~ Aristotle - [Self-control]

 

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The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
~ Aristotle - [Justice]

 

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The law is reason, free from passion.
~ Aristotle - [Law and Lawyers]

 

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The end of labor is to gain leisure.
~ Aristotle - [Leisure]

 

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We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.
~ Aristotle - [Leisure]

 

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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
~ Aristotle - [Lies and Lying]

 

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
~ Aristotle - [Life and Living]

 

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
~ Aristotle - [Love]

 

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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
~ Aristotle - [Love]

 

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No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
~ Aristotle - [Madness]

 

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Memory is the scribe of the soul.
~ Aristotle - [Memory]

 

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So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.
~ Aristotle - [Men and Women]

 

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The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate.
~ Aristotle - [Middle Class]

 

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It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.
~ Aristotle - [Moderation]

 

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