Aristotle (384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. He was Plato's student and Alexander the Great's tutor.

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Friends are an aid to the young to guard them from error, to the elderly to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action, to those in the prime of life to assist them to noble deeds.

The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

It is more difficult to organize a peace than to win a war, but the fruits of victory will be lost if the peace is not organized.

The quality of life is determined by its activities.

The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect, it is too exciting.

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.

The chief forms of beauty are order and symmetry and definiteness which the mathematical sciences demonstrate in a special degree.

A good style must first of all be clear. It must . . . be appropriate.

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views, for these also contributed something by developing before us the powers of thought.

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them and the will of the majority is supreme.

We used to feel like the cat playing with the mouse. Now we feel more like the mouse trying to be fast enough, because the attackers are becoming much more like the cat.

The continuum is that which is divisible into indivisible that are infinitely divisible Physics.

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order symmetry and limitation, and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful.

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.

He who confers a benefit on anyone, loves him better than he is beloved.

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.

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

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

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