Wisdom of the Ancient Sages
Aristotle's Works & Writings
Key Ideas & Beliefs
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self."
"If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way."
"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."
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
384 - 322 BC
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:
chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire."
"All men by nature desire knowledge."
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
"A friend to all is a friend to none."
"Bad men are full of repentance."
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
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