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Quote: Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom, and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.


Quote: In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interest are at stake.


Quote: If, however, the poetic end might have been as well or better attained without sacrifice of technical correctness in such matters, the impossibility is not to be justified, since the description should be, if it can, entirely free from error. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

If, however, the poetic end might have been as well or better attained without sacrifice of technical correctness in such matters, the impossibility is not to be justified, since the description should be, if it can, entirely free from error.


Quote: Criticism is something we can avoid easily
by saying nothing, doing nothing,
and being nothing. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Criticism is something we can avoid easily
by saying nothing, doing nothing,
and being nothing.


Quote: The true nature of anything is what it becomes at its highest. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The true nature of anything is what it becomes at its highest.


Quote: The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society.


Quote: It is true, indeed, that the account Plato gives in 'Timaeus' is different from what he says in his so-called 'unwritten teachings.' by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is true, indeed, that the account Plato gives in 'Timaeus' is different from what he says in his so-called 'unwritten teachings.'




Quote: The guest will judge better of a feast than the cook. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The guest will judge better of a feast than the cook.


Quote: The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The line between lawful and unlawful abortion will be marked by the fact of having sensation and being alive.


Quote: To Unlearn is as hard as to Learn. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

To Unlearn is as hard as to Learn.


Quote: for desire is like a wild beast, and anger perverts rulers and the very best of men. Hence law is intelligence without appetition. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

for desire is like a wild beast, and anger perverts rulers and the very best of men. Hence law is intelligence without appetition.


Quote: Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Wise people have an inward sense of what is beautiful, and the highest wisdom is to trust this intuition and be guided by it.




Quote: In cases of this sort, let us say adultery, rightness and wrongness do not depend on committing it with the right woman at the right time and in the right manner, but the mere fact of committing such action at all is to do wrong. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

In cases of this sort, let us say adultery, rightness and wrongness do not depend on committing it with the right woman at the right time and in the right manner, but the mere fact of committing such action at all is to do wrong.


Quote: One kind of justice is that which is manifested in distributions of honour or money or the other things that fall to be divided among those who have a share in the constitution ... and another kind is that which plays a rectifying part in transactions. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

One kind of justice is that which is manifested in distributions of honour or money or the other things that fall to be divided among those who have a share in the constitution ... and another kind is that which plays a rectifying part in transactions.


Quote: Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.


Quote: The Law is Reason free from Passion. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The Law is Reason free from Passion.


Quote: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.


Quote: Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Where the needs of the world and your talents cross, there lies your vocation.


Quote: Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.


Quote: Death is evil. So the gods decided.
Otherwise they would die. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Death is evil. So the gods decided.
Otherwise they would die.




Quote: Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Anyone who has no need of anybody but himself is either a beast or a God.


Quote: When Simonides was discussing wisdom and riches with Hieron's wife, and she asked him which was better, to become wise or to become wealthy, he replied, 'To become wealthy. For I see the wise sitting on the doorsteps of the rich. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

When Simonides was discussing wisdom and riches with Hieron's wife, and she asked him which was better, to become wise or to become wealthy, he replied, 'To become wealthy. For I see the wise sitting on the doorsteps of the rich.


Quote: Any polis which is truly so called, and is not merely one in name, must devote itself to the end of encouraging goodness. Otherwise, political association sinks into a mere alliance. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Any polis which is truly so called, and is not merely one in name, must devote itself to the end of encouraging goodness. Otherwise, political association sinks into a mere alliance.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of Aristotle quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.




Quote: All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

All teaching and all intellectual learning come about from already existing knowledge.


Quote: If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.


Quote: Why is it that all those who have become eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, or the arts are clearly of an atrabilious temperament and some of them to such an extent as to be affected by diseases caused by black bile? by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Why is it that all those who have become eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, or the arts are clearly of an atrabilious temperament and some of them to such an extent as to be affected by diseases caused by black bile?


Quote: Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.


Quote: Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace.


Quote: The complete man must work, study and wrestle. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The complete man must work, study and wrestle.




Quote: He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.


Quote: The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The coward calls the brave man rash, the rash man calls him a coward.


Quote: Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.


Quote: Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Liars when they speak the truth are not believed.


Quote: It is clear that there is some difference between ends: some ends are energeia energy, while others are products which are additional to the energeia. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is clear that there is some difference between ends: some ends are energeia energy, while others are products which are additional to the energeia.


Quote: Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.


Quote: Those that deem politics beneath their dignity are doomed to be governed by those of lesser talents. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Those that deem politics beneath their dignity are doomed to be governed by those of lesser talents.


Quote: Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Men regard it as their right to return evil for evil and, if they cannot, feel they have lost their liberty.


Quote: Evil draws men together. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Evil draws men together.


Quote: A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.


Quote: The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.


Quote: To give away 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 every man's power nor an easy matter. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

To give away 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 every man's power nor an easy matter.


Quote: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.


Quote: He then alone will strictly be called brave who is fearless of a noble death, and of all such chances as come upon us with sudden death in their train. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

He then alone will strictly be called brave who is fearless of a noble death, and of all such chances as come upon us with sudden death in their train.


Quote: It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.


Quote: A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Yellow-colored objects appear to be gold.


Quote: Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect they are equal absolutely.


Quote: For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

For what is the best choice for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.


Quote: It is well said, then, that it is by doing just acts that the just man is produced, and by doing temperate acts the temperate man; without doing these no one would have even a prospect of becoming good. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is well said, then, that it is by doing just acts that the just man is produced, and by doing temperate acts the temperate man; without doing these no one would have even a prospect of becoming good.


Quote: I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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




Quote: Between friends there is no need for justice, but people who are just still need the quality of friendship; and indeed friendliness is considered to be justice in the fullest sense. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Between friends there is no need for justice, but people who are just still need the quality of friendship; and indeed friendliness is considered to be justice in the fullest sense.


Quote: It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.


Quote: Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Shipping magnate of the 20th century If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.


Quote: Wicked me obey from fear; good men,from love. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Wicked me obey from fear; good men,from love.


Quote: We have no evidence as yet about mind or the power to think; it seems to be a widely different kind of soul, differing as what is eternal from what is perishable; it alone is capable of existence in isolation from all other psychic powers. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We have no evidence as yet about mind or the power to think; it seems to be a widely different kind of soul, differing as what is eternal from what is perishable; it alone is capable of existence in isolation from all other psychic powers.


Quote: Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Friendship also seems to be the bond that hold communities together.


Quote: The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.


Quote: We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move-and he, in turn, waits for you. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence. But they hesitate, waiting for the other fellow to make the first move-and he, in turn, waits for you.


Quote: Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good.


Quote: No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.


Quote: The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.


Quote: Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.


Quote: The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few or many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is a democracy.


Quote: Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


Quote: Music directly represents the passions of the soul. If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Music directly represents the passions of the soul. If one listens to the wrong kind of music, he will become the wrong kind of person.


Quote: Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter.


Quote: The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy.


Quote: I have spoken, you have heard, you have the facts, judge. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

I have spoken, you have heard, you have the facts, judge.


Quote: A courageous person is one who faces fearful things as he ought and as reason directs for the sake of what is noble. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A courageous person is one who faces fearful things as he ought and as reason directs for the sake of what is noble.


Quote: The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.


Quote: Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.


Quote: The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.


Quote: He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.


Quote: The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.


Quote: All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.


Quote: What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.


Quote: Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one's material circumstances. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Happiness is a quality of the soul…not a function of one's material circumstances.


Quote: We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.


Quote: The man who is isolated, who is unable to share in the benefits of political association, or has no need to share because he is already self-sufficient, is no part of the polis, and must therefore be either a beast or a god. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The man who is isolated, who is unable to share in the benefits of political association, or has no need to share because he is already self-sufficient, is no part of the polis, and must therefore be either a beast or a god.


Quote: You ought not to fear that over which you have no control. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

You ought not to fear that over which you have no control.




Quote: You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.


Quote: The basis of a democratic state is liberty. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.


Quote: He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.


Quote: It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse.


Quote: Refraining from pleasure cultivates temperance, and it is through temperance that we can abstain from pleasure. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Refraining from pleasure cultivates temperance, and it is through temperance that we can abstain from pleasure.


Quote: The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get.


Quote: Envy is pain at the good fortune of others. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.


Quote: We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.


Quote: A true friend is one soul in two bodies. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.




Quote: But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.


Quote: Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.


Quote: Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Quote: Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.


Quote: No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.


Quote: What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.


Quote: It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The duty of rhetoric is to deal with such matters as we deliberate upon without arts or systems to guide us, in the hearing of persons who cannot take in at a glance a complicated argument or follow a long chain of reasoning.


Quote: Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.


Quote: Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: No one loves the man whom he fears. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

No one loves the man whom he fears.


Quote: Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of Aristotle quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: The law is reason, free from passion. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The law is reason, free from passion.


Quote: Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.


Quote: Bad men are full of repentance. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Bad men are full of repentance.


Quote: A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.




Quote: Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of Aristotle quote: Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.- black text on quotes background

Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.


Quote: The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.


Quote: Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.


Quote: For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.


Quote: Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.


Quote: The end of labor is to gain leisure. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The end of labor is to gain leisure.


Quote: Education is the best provision for old age. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Education is the best provision for old age.


Quote: A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.


Quote: I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.


Quote: We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.


Quote: Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.


Quote: Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.


Quote: Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.


Quote: All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.


Quote: Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.


Quote: Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.




Quote: A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.


Quote: Law is mind without reason. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Law is mind without reason.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.


Quote: We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.


Quote: We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.


Quote: Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.


Quote: Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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


Quote: Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.


Quote: Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of Aristotle quote; white text on black background

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.


Quote: Wit is educated insolence. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Wit is educated insolence.




Quote: The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of Aristotle quote: The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.- black text on quotes background

The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities.


Quote: The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.


Quote: Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.


Quote: No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: 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. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

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.


Quote: Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.


Quote: At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. by author Aristotle overlaid on photo of photo of author Aristotle with quote

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.


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