Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


Aristotle

896

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


Aristotle

896

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.


Aristotle

896

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.


Aristotle

896

We make war that we may live in peace.


Aristotle

896

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.


Aristotle

896

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.


Aristotle

896

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.


Aristotle

896

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.


Aristotle

896

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.


Aristotle

896

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.


Aristotle

896

For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.


Aristotle

896

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.


Aristotle

896

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

896

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.


Aristotle

896

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.


Aristotle

896

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.


Aristotle

896

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.


Aristotle

896

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.


Aristotle

896

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.


Aristotle

896

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