Aristotle Quotes


Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy.
Democracy, for example, arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
A friend is another I.
Without friends, no one would choose to live, though they had all other goods.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
We can do noble acts without ruling the earth and sea.
It will contribute towards one's object, who wishes to acquire a facility in the gaining of knowledge, to doubt judiciously.
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Hope is a waking dream.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Anaxagoras avails himself of Mind as an artificial device for producing order, and drags it in whenever he is at a loss to explain some necessary result; but otherwise he makes anything rather than Mind the cause of what happens.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
It seems that ambition makes most people wish to be loved rather than to love others.
We make war that we may live in peace.
We cannot learn without pain.
Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.
Wit is educated insolence.
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
Man is manifestly the most bald of all animals.
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
For one swallow does not make the summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed or happy.
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
It will contribute towards one's object, who wishes to acquire a facility in the gaining of knowledge, to doubt judiciously.
Dignity does not consist on possessing honors, but in deserving them.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Thinking is sometimes injurious to health.
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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