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Aristotle Quotes

Page 6 of 8
384 BC - 322 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.


In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.


To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.


Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.


Wit is educated insolence.


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.


For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.


Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.


The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

    Topics: Art

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.


Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

    Topics: Friendship

Nature does nothing in vain.


In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.


Change in all things is sweet.


We make war that we may live in peace.


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

    Topics: Best Friend

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