The gods, too, are fond of a joke.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Wit is educated insolence.
Source: Aristotle's Rhetoric
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
. . . the man is free, we say, who exists for his own sake and not for another's.
It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Source: apud Maxim and Anton, P. 878
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
Source: The Nicomechean Ethics, P. 144
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It is of itself that the divine thought thinks (since it is the most excellent of things), and its thinking is a thinking on thinking.
Source: Metaphysics - Page 138
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Source: Aristotle by Diogenes Laertus, v, xi
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