Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Aristotle, quoted by Diogenes Laërtius, in Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers, Book 5: The Peripatetics, "Aristotle," 9.
For that which has become habitual, becomes as it were natural.AristotleRhetorica,1370a (translated by J H Freese).
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.AristotleAristotle, Eudemian Ethics Book VII, 1238.a20
Knowledge of the fact differs from knowledge of the reason for the fact.AristotlePosterior Analytics, I. 13, 78.a22
Now a whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.Aristotlec.330 BC Poetics, ch.7, referring to tragedy.
Therefore only an utterly senseless person can fail to know that our characters are the result of our conduct.AristotleBook III, 5.12Variant: Now not to know that it is from the exercise of activities on particular objects that states of character are produced is the mark of a thoroughly senseless person.
It is a part of probability that many improbable things will happen.AristotleAristotle, Poetics, XXV, quoted by George Eliot in an epigraph to Chapter 41 of Daniel Deronda
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.Aristotle1460.a19Variant: It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.AristotlePolitics, Book II, Section VI (Translation by Benjamin Jowett)
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.AristotleAttributed to Aristotle; reported in Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, trans. R. D. Hicks (1942), vol. 1, book 5, section 19, p. 463. Diogenes also credits Aristotle with saying: "Teachers who educated children deserved more honour than parents who merely gave them birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life" (p. 463).
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