“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”
Rhetoric, Book I, 1369.a5
“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, 1101.a
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Bio: Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.
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“Sanity, soundness, and sincerity, of which gleams and strains can still be found in the human brain under powerful microscopes, flourish only in a culture of clarification, which is now becoming harder and harder to detect with the naked eye.”