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The secret to humor is surprise.

Secrets Quotes, by Aristotle

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Wit is educated insolence.

Wit Quotes, by Aristotle

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One swallow does not make spring.

Proverbs Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: Ethic--Nicom (bk. I)

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How God ever brings like to like.

Comparisons Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: Ethics Mag (2, 11)

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There is a cropping-time in the races of men, as in the fruits of the field; and sometimes, if the stock be good, there springs up for a time a succession of splendid men; and then comes a period of barrenness.

Life Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: Rhetoric (II, 15, par. III)

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There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. [Lat., Nullum magnum ingenium sine mixtura dementia.]

Genius Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: quoted by Burton's in "Anatomy of Melancholy"

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The greatest thing in style is to have a command of metaphor.

Metaphors Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: Poetics (XXII)

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The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

Numbers Quotes, by Aristotle , Source: Metaphysica (10f-1045a)

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Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Education Quotes, by Aristotle

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For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

Achievement Quotes, by Aristotle

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This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Mothers Quotes, by Aristotle

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The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness, and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

Survival Quotes, by Aristotle

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Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

Obedience Quotes, by Aristotle

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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.

Excellence Quotes, by Aristotle

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Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold

Gold Quotes, by Aristotle

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

Habit Quotes, by Aristotle

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

Habit Quotes, by Aristotle

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The secret to humor is surprise.

Surprises Quotes, by Aristotle

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

Genius Quotes, by Aristotle

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The quality of life is determined by its activities.

Quality Quotes, by Aristotle

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Happiness is the utilization of one's talents along lines of excellence.

Volunteerism Quotes, by Aristotle

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Youth is easily deceived, because it is quick to hope.

Youth Quotes, by Aristotle

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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.

Bravery Quotes, by Aristotle

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

Courage Quotes, by Aristotle

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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.

Deed Quotes, by Aristotle

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