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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)
Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist [more author details]
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In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
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Aristotle, Parts of Animals
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
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Aristotle, Physics
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
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Aristotle, Politics
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
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Aristotle, Politics
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
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Aristotle, Politics
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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Aristotle, Politics
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
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Aristotle, Politics
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
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Aristotle, Politics
Law is order, and good law is good order.
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Aristotle, Politics
Man is by nature a political animal.
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Aristotle, Politics
Nature does nothing uselessly.
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Aristotle, Politics
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
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Aristotle, Politics
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
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Aristotle, Politics
They should rule who are able to rule best.
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Aristotle, Politics
Well begun is half done.
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Aristotle, Politics (quoting a proverb)
When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
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Aristotle, Politics, book 1, chapter 2
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
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Aristotle, Rhetoric
A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end.
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Aristotle, Rhetoric
Evil draws men together.
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Aristotle, Rhetoric
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
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Aristotle, Rhetoric

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