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Aristotle Quotes

Page 3 of 8
384 BC - 322 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.


Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.


The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.


Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.


For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.


Most people would rather give than get affection.


Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.


The whole is more than the sum of its parts.


Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.


Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.


Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.


He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.


A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.


It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

    Topics: Friendship

The end of labor is to gain leisure.


Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.


Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.


Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.


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