We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

Aristotle

Aristotle

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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A man without regrets cannot be cured.

For if Being is just one, and one in the way mentioned, there is a principle no longer, since a principle must be the principle of some thing or things.

Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.

One should not study what is best, but also what is possible, and similarly what is easier and more attainable by all.

The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits; it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs.

If there are two definitive features of ancient Greek civilization, they are loquacity and competition.

He who hath many friends hath none.

Happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves.... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement....

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Excellence is not an act, but habit.

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.

For this alone is lacking even to God, to make undone the things that have once been done.