A friend is a second self.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

A friend is a second self. Aristotle

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It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

Men were first led to the study of philosophy, as indeed they are today, by wonder.

Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

For instance, it is not the function of medicine to restore a patient to health, but only to promote this end as far as possible; for even those whose recovery is impossible may be properly treated.

A man investigating principles cannot argue with one who denies their existence.

A friend is one soul abiding in two bodies.

Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are therir own.

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

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence; now an excellent life requires exertion, and does not consist in amusement. If Eudaimonia, or happiness, is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence; and this will be that of the best thing in us.

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Nor is he liberal who gives with pain; for he would prefer the wealth to the noble act, and this is not characteristic of a liberal man. But no more will the liberal man take from wrong sources; for such taking is not characteristic of the man who sets no store by wealth.

Lastly (4) in each of his infinite bodies there would be already present infinite flesh and blood and brain—having a distinct existence, however, from one another, and no less real than the infinite bodies, and each infinite: which is contrary to reason.

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