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  1. gorski

    gorski MDL Guru

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    69 Aristotle Quotes

    1. “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” – Aristotle

    2. “Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.” – Aristotle

    3. “Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.” – Aristotle

    4. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle

    5. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

    6. “There is no great genius without some touch of madness.” – Aristotle

    7. “My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” – Aristotle

    8. “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” – Aristotle

    9. “The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.” – Aristotle

    10. “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” – Aristotle

    11. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

    12. “Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle

    13. “We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.” – Aristotle

    14. “A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

    15. “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” – Aristotle

    16. “Change in all things is sweet.” – Aristotle

    17. “The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” – Aristotle

    18. “What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” – Aristotle

    19. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

    20. “Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.” – Aristotle

    21. “He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.” – Aristotle

    22. “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.” – Aristotle

    23. “I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.” – Aristotle

    24. “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

    25. “Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.” – Aristotle

    26. “Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.” – Aristotle

    27. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

    28. “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle

    29. “Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle

    30. “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle

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

    32. “The whole is more than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle

    33. “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

    34. “Well begun is half done.” – Aristotle

    35. “Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.” – Aristotle

    36. “Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” – Aristotle

    37. “All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.” – Aristotle

    38. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” – Aristotle

    39. “No one loves the man whom he fears.” – Aristotle

    40. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle

    41. “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.” – Aristotle

    42. “It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.” – Aristotle

    43. “Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.” – Aristotle

    44. “One thing alone not even God can do, To make undone whatever hath been done.” – Aristotle

    45. “The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.” – Aristotle

    46. “Nature does nothing uselessly.” – Aristotle

    47. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” – Aristotle

    48. “The soul never thinks without a picture. Hope is the dream of a waking man.” – Aristotle

    49. “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

    50. “Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.” – Aristotle

    51. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life: the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

    52. “Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.” – Aristotle

    53. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

    54. “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

    55. “The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.” – Aristotle

    56. “It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” – Aristotle

    57. “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle

    58. “No happy man can become miserable, for he will never do acts that are hateful and mean.” – Aristotle

    59. “Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle

    60. “It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.” – Aristotle

    61. “The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it.” – Aristotle

    62. “Through discipline comes freedom.” – Aristotle

    63. “To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.” – Aristotle

    64. “We cannot learn without pain.” – Aristotle

    65. “Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle

    66. “All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.” – Aristotle

    67. “Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.” – Aristotle

    68. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

    69. “All men by nature desire to know.” – Aristotle

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    Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
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