Aristotle

Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

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

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way...you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

We are what we repeatedly do.

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.

The gods too are fond of a joke

Wit is educated insolence.

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

To love someone is to identify with them.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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

It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered.

Law is mind without reason.

To perceive is to suffer.

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

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