Aristotle Quotes (135 quotations)

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1. A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. - Aristotle

2. A friend is a second self. - Aristotle

3. A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. - Aristotle

4. A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle

5. 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. - Aristotle

6. A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end. - Aristotle

7. Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. - Aristotle

8. All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. - Aristotle

9. All men by nature desire knowledge. - Aristotle

10. All men by nature desire to know. - Aristotle

11. All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. - Aristotle

12. All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. - Aristotle

13. Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle

14. Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody's power and is not easy. - Aristotle

15. As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart sustaineth him; and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out. - Aristotle

16. Bad men are full of repentance. - Aristotle

17. Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. - Aristotle

18. Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid...for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. - Aristotle

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

20. Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. - Aristotle

21. Change in all things is sweet. - Aristotle

22. Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids - Aristotle

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

24. Democracy 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. - Aristotle

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

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