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


 

Aristotle Quotes > Pleasure in the job puts...

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle
About: Perfection

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