Quotes by Aristotle (Philosopher/Greek).

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In constructing the plot and working it out with the proper diction, the poet should place the scene, as far as possible, before his eyes. In this way, seeing everything with the utmost vividness, as if he were a spectator of the action, he will discover what is in keeping with it, and be most unlikely to overlook inconsistencies.
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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.
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Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.
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The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
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A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
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Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.
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But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.
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Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.
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Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
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What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
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Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
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Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
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The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.
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The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.
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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.
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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.
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The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
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Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
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Wit is educated insolence.
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If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
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