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Aristotle Quotes

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384 BC - 322 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.


Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.


For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.


The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.


The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.


My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.


Well begun is half done.


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.


In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.


The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.


Happiness depends upon ourselves.


What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

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The gods too are fond of a joke.


Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.


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