Quotation Explorer - 'Aristotle'

It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace. - Aristotle
They should rule who are able to rule best. - Aristotle
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
The end toward which all human acts are directed is happiness. - Aristotle
PERIPATETIC, adj. Walking about. Relating to the philosophy of Aristotle, who, while expounding it, moved from place to place in order to avoid his pupil's objections. A needless precaution -- they knew no more of the matter than he. - Ambrose Bierce
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. - Aristotle
Human beings are by nature political animals - Aristotle
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. - Aristotle
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. - Aristotle
To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence. - Aristotle
Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. - Aristotle
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. - Aristotle
I have gained this by philosophy I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law. - Aristotle
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. - Aristotle
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
Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. - Aristotle
Evil draws men together. - Aristotle
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. - Aristotle
To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. - Aristotle
A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. - Aristotle
The void is 'not-being,' and no part of 'what is' is a 'not-being,'; for what 'is' in the strict sense of the term is an absolute plenum. This plenum, however, is not 'one': on the contrary, it is a 'many' infinite in number and invisible owing to the minuteness of their bulk. - Aristotle
Law is order, and good law is good order. - Aristotle
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. - Aristotle
Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. - Aristotle
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. - Aristotle
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. - Aristotle
People who want to understand democracy should spend less time in the library with Aristotle and more time on the buses and in the subway. - Simeon Strunsky
The female is, as it were, a mutilated male, and the catamenia are semen, only not pure; for there is only one thing they have not in them, the principle of soul. - Aristotle
The saddest of all tragedies - the wasted life - Aristotle
The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later. - Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle
All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established. - Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Greatness then, is not an act, but a habit - Aristotle
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. - Aristotle
One swallow does not make a summer. - Aristotle
Hope is a waking dream. - Aristotle
Wit is educated insolence. - Aristotle
It is a part of probability that many improbabilities will happen. - Aristotle
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. - Aristotle
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. - Aristotle
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. - Aristotle
Education is the best provision for old age. - Aristotle
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. - Aristotle
Law is mind without reason. - Aristotle
Aristotle deemed courage to be the first virtue, because it makes all the other possible. - Jonathan V. Last
It is impossible, or not easy, to alter by argument what has long been absorbed by habit - Aristotle
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. - Aristotle
Who, however, is in doubt ‘and’ awe (thaumázein) about a matter doesn’t believe in the thing to begin with. That is why the friend of Stories (mŷthos) is also in a certain way a philosopher; because the Story arises out of awe.’ (’s Metaphysics: Book I. Part II) - Aristotle
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. - Aristotle
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. - Aristotle
Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice. - Aristotle
The gods too are fond of a joke. - Aristotle
Homer begged and Rembrandt went bankrupt. Aristotle, who had money for books, his school, and his museum, could not have bought this painting of himself.Rembrandt could not afford a Rembrandt. - Joseph Heller
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit. - Aristotle
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. - Aristotle
All men by nature desire knowledge. - Aristotle
When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life. - Aristotle
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. - Aristotle
Tis the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. - Aristotle
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. - Aristotle
We make war that we may live in peace. - Aristotle
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. - Aristotle
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. - Aristotle
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. - Aristotle
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. - Aristotle
Man is by nature a political animal. - Aristotle
A friend is a second self. - Aristotle
Every skill and every inquiry, and similarly every action and rational choice, is thought to aim at some good; and so the good had been aptly described as that at which everything aims. - Aristotle
Happiness is a state of activity. - Aristotle
It is also in the interests of the tyrant to make his subjects poor... the people are so occupied with their daily tasks that they have no time for plotting. - Aristotle
I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. - Aristotle
To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. - Aristotle
The basis of a democratic state is liberty. - Aristotle
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. - Aristotle
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. - Aristotle
Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married, it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives' mouths. - Bertrand Russell
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
To love someone is to identify with them. - Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. - Aristotle
Happiness is activity of soul. - Aristotle
Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. - Aristotle
The secret to humor is surprise. - Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. - Aristotle
Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. - Aristotle
We must as second best...take the least of the evils. - Aristotle
It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered. - Aristotle
Thus, from admiration of one wise and innocent child, and from a misheard remark, the process that not even Aristotle could codify was triggered. Where do you get your ideas? I purposely mishear things. - Harlan Ellison
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. - Aristotle
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. - Aristotle
It is possible to fail in many ways...while to succeed is possible only in one way. - Aristotle
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. - Aristotle
Live as if you are the Jesus and learn as if you are the Aristotle. - Debasish Mridha
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. - Aristotle
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. - Aristotle
Aristotle may be regarded as the cultural barometer of Western history. Whenever his influence dominated the scene, it paved the way for one of history's brilliant eras; whenever it fell, so did mankind. - Ayn Rand
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. - Aristotle
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
I'm a word man. See, there's this theory about the nature of tragedy, that Aristotle didn't mean catharsis for the audience but a purgation of emotions for the actors themselves. The audience is just a witness to the event taking place on stage. - Jim Morrison
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit. - Aristotle
Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. - Aristotle
Like Aristotle, conservatives generally accept the world as it is; they distrust the politics of abstract reason that is, reason divorced from experience. - Benjamin Wiker
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. - Aristotle
Anyone can get angry, but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy. - Aristotle
Those who are not angry at the things they should be angry at are thought to be fools, and so are those who are not angry in the right way, at the right time, or with the right persons. - Aristotle
Aristotle was famous for knowing everything. He taught that the brain exists merely to cool the blood and is not involved in the process of thinking. This is true only of certain persons. - Will Cuppy
Even subjects that are known are known only to a few - Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle
Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. - Aristotle
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it. - Aristotle
The Pythagorean ... having been brought up in the study of mathematics, thought that things are numbers ... and that the whole cosmos is a scale and a number. - Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances."— - Aristotle
Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. - Aristotle
Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit. - Aristotle
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
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. - Aristotle
Plato and Aristotle are my teachers. Even Kant is my teacher, but my greatest teacher is my failures. - Debasish Mridha
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. - Aristotle
I like Aristotle, but I don’t agree with his cosmological argument about god. - Debasish Mridha
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. - Aristotle
Well begun is half done. - Aristotle
There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. - Aristotle
Happiness is a quality of the soul...not a function of one's material circumstances. - Aristotle
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. - Aristotle
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
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. - Aristotle
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. - Aristotle
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. - Aristotle
To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man. - Aristotle
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. - Aristotle
If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting. - Aristotle
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. - Aristotle
In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities. - Aristotle
How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. - Aristotle
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. - Aristotle
Nature does nothing uselessly. - Aristotle
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. - Aristotle
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. - Aristotle
To Thales the primary question was not what do we know, but how do we know it. - Aristotle
Evil brings men together. - Aristotle
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
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. - Aristotle
One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try. - Aristotle
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. - Aristotle
It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom. - Aristotle
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids - Aristotle
A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end. - Aristotle
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled - Aristotle
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing. - Aristotle
All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the world - Aristotle
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. - Aristotle
To give money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in everyman's power nor an easy matter. - Aristotle
Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny. - Aristotle
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
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. - Aristotle
A friend to all is a friend to none. - Aristotle
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. - Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness where only an approximation is possible. - Aristotle
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. - Aristotle
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. - Aristotle
youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. - Aristotle
To perceive is to suffer. - Aristotle
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. - Aristotle
Being reproached for giving to an unworthy person, Aristotle said, "I did not give it to the man, but to humanity."
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. - Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves. - Aristotle
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