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Aristotle – Friends be the only refuge

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AristotleIn poverty and other misfortunes of life men think friends to be their only refuge. The young they keep out of mischief, to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – Wishing to be friends is quick. . .

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AristotleWishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – The art of governing humankind

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AristotleAll who have meditated on the art of governing humankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – Let us be well persuaded that every

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AristotleLet us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – Endowed with the gift of speech

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AristotleThat man is more of a political animal than bees or any other gregarious animals is evident. Nature, as we often say, makes nothing in vain, and man is the only animal whom she has endowed with the gift of speech.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)
Politics, Bk. 2

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Aristotle – Earth change over immense period of time

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AristotleBut the whole vital process of the Earth takes place so gradually and in periods of time which are so immense compared with the length of our life, that these changes are not observed, and before their course can be recorded from beginning to end whole nations perish and are destroyed.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – The mark of an educated mind

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

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – The wicked have no stability

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AristotleThe wicked have no stability, for they do not remain in consistency with themselves; they continue friends only for a short time, rejoicing in each other’s wickedness.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – The good of man is the active exercise. . .

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AristotleThe good of man is the active exercise of his soul’s faculties In conformity with excellence or virtue . . . Moreover this activity must occupy a complete lifetime; for one swallow does not make spring, nor does one fine day; arid similarly one day or a brief period of happiness does not make a man supremely blessed and happy.

Aristotle   (384 BC-322 BC)

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Aristotle – Those who educate children well

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AristotleThose 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   (384 BC-322 BC)

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