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Aristotle

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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.

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This communicating of a man's self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.

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The family is the association established by nature for the supply of man's everyday wants.

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We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

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Happiness is a sort of action.

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The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

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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.

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

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The gods too are fond of a joke.

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Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

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All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

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Wit is educated insolence.

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Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.

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Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.

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We must as second best...take the least of the evils.

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To give money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in everyman's power nor an easy matter.

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Evil brings men together.

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It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

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It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

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One swallow does not make a summer.

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With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

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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.

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

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Education is the best provision for old age.

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