Art takes nature as its model.

-Aristotle
Aristotle

Whatever we learn to do, we learn by actually doing it; men come to be builders, for instance, by building, and harp players by playing the harp. In the same way, by doing just acts we come to be just; by doing self-controlled acts, we come to be self-controlled ; and by doing brave acts, we become brave.

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Any change of government which has to be introduced should be one which men, starting from their existing constitutions, will be both willing and able to adopt, since there is quite as much trouble in the reformation of an old constitution as in the establishment of a new one, just as to unlearn is as hard as to learn.
Aristotle

Evil brings men together.

Aristotle
The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy.
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If a man of good natural disposition acquires Intelligence [as a whole], then he excels in conduct, and the disposition which previously only resembled Virtue, will now be Virtue in the true sense. Hence just as with the faculty of forming opinions [the calculative faculty] there are two qualities, Cleverness and Prudence, so also in the moral part of the soul there are two qualities, natural virtue and true Virtue; and true Virtue cannot exist without Prudence.

Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Arist
Aristotle

We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

Aristotle
No state will be well administered unless the middle class holds sway.
Aristotle

The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them.

Aristotle
Life cannot be lived, and understood, simultaneously.