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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 384 BC
Date of Death: 322 BC


 

Aristotle Quotes > Bring your desires down to...

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Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Aristotle
About: Desire

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