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Aristotle’s father, Nicomachus, was a noted physician. Aristotle studied (367-347 B.C.) under Plato at the Academy and there wrote many dialogues that were praised for their eloquence. He tutored Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court and lived in Stagira until his return to Athens. After Alexander’s death, Aristotle fled in 323 B.C. to Chalcis, where he died.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.”

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.”
“In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.”

“Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”

“Anyone can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way – that is not within everyone’s power and that is not easy.”

“We cannot learn without pain.”

“It seems that ambition makes most people wish to be loved rather than to love others.”

“All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.”