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The Nicomachean Ethics


Top 10 Best Quotes

“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”

“Freedom is obedience to self-formulated rules.”

“These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.”

“The self-indulgent man craves for all pleasant things... and is led by his appetite to choose these at the cost of everything else.”

“The pleasures arising from thinking and learning will make us think and learn all the more. 1153a 23”

“With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note.”

“We must not listen to those who advise us 'being men to think human thoughts, and being mortal to think mortal thoughts' but must put on immortality as much as possible and strain every nerve to live according to that best part of us, which, being small in bulk, yet much more in its power and honour surpasses all else.”

“The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion, and wealth is evidently not the good we are seeking; for it is merely useful and for the sake of something else.”

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