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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

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"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle
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"The absence of chance and the serving of ends are found in the works of nature especially. And the end, for the sake of which a thing has been constructed or has come to be belongs to what is beautiful." - Aristotle

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"The absence of chance and the serving of ends are found in the works of nature especially. And the end, for the sake of which a thing has been constructed or has come to be belongs to what is beautiful." - Aristotle
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"This is most obvious in the animals other than man: they make things neither by art nor after inquiry or deliberation. That is why people wonder whether it is by intelligence or by some other faculty that these creatures work, – spiders, ants, and the like... It is absurd to suppose that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate. If the ship-building art were in the wood, it would produce the same results by nature. If, therefore, purpose is present in art, it is present also in Nature." - Aristotle

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"This is most obvious in the animals other than man: they make things neither by art nor after inquiry or deliberation. That is why people wonder whether it is by intelligence or by some other faculty that these creatures work, – spiders, ants, and the like... It is absurd to suppose that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate. If the ship-building art were in the wood, it would produce the same results by nature. If, therefore, purpose is present in art, it is present also in Nature." - Aristotle
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"To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." - Aristotle

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"To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing." - Aristotle
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"Nature abhors a vacuum." - idiom

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"Nature abhors a vacuum." - idiom
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"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle

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"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." - Aristotle
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"A society cannot be happy unless women are happy, too." - Aristotle

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"A society cannot be happy unless women are happy, too." - Aristotle
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