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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC)

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so. Aristotle A friend is a second self. Aristotle All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Actions] All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Work] All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Dignity] Education is the best provision for the journey to old age. Aristotle Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Happiness] 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 - More quotations on: [Humor] It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Justice] It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle - More quotations on: [Education]

indeed. but their complete formation is the product of habit.More quotations on: [God] The moral virtues.More quotations on: [Laws] Man perfected by society is the best of all animals. similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.More quotations on: [Quotations] Law is mind without reason. Aristotle Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. Aristotle .More quotations on: [Revolution] [Poverty] The gods too are fond of a joke. brave by performing brave actions. Aristotle . prepares in us the ground for their reception. you become just by performing just actions. Aristotle Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. then.More quotations on: [Work] Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law. and without justice. temperate by performing temperate actions.It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle .. Aristotle The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle .. Aristotle . Aristotle .More quotations on: [Equality] To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute. Nature. are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. neither does one fine day.More quotations on: [Actions] One swallow does not make a summer. Aristotle . Aristotle .

Aristotle Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication. Lives of Eminent Philosophers .More quotations on: [Evil] Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. is not an act. Aristotle. to be nothing. Excellence then. Aristotle. Eudemian Ethics . because youth is sweet and they are growing. Lives of Eminent Philosophers . but a habit. not to be. children of chance and tribulation.More quotations on: [Dreams] [Hope] I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. However.More quotations on: [Lies] .More quotations on: [Friendship] Wretched.More quotations on: [Education] Hope is a waking dream.More quotations on: [Suffering] We are what we repeatedly do. 'Nicomachean Ethics. (attributed) .To perceive is to suffer.More quotations on: [Laws] Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. Lives of Eminent Philosophers . Aristotle . from Diogenes Laertius.More quotations on: [Age] [Youth] It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle.' 325 B. 'Nicomachean Ethics' .C. Aristotle. Aristotle. Eudemos Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle. Evil brings men together. Lives of Eminent Philosophers . ephemeral race. Aristotle. Aristotle. from Diogenes Laertius. why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born. from Diogenes Laertius. Aristotle. from Diogenes Laertius. the second best thing for you is: to die soon.

More quotations on: [Knowledge] For the things we have to learn before we can do them.. Aristotle.. from Diogenes Laertius. Florilegium . though he had all other goods. Aristotle. we learn by doing them. . Nichomachean Ethics To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence. Aristotle. Aristotle. Nichomachean Ethics . Nichomachean Ethics It is possible to fail in many ways.. Nichomachean Ethics . Aristotle. it is not enough to know.while to succeed is possible only in one way. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Desire] All men by nature desire knowledge.More quotations on: [Excellence] Without friends no one would choose to live.More quotations on: [Success] [Failure] One swallow does not make a summer.More quotations on: [Excellence] We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle. Aristotle. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Peace] We must as second best. Nichomachean Ethics To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Nichomachean Ethics .More quotations on: [Summer] [Birds] Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Metaphysics . Aristotle. but we must try to have and use it. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Evil] With regard to excellence. Nichomachean Ethics . In Stobaeus. Nichomachean Ethics .. Nichomachean Ethics . Aristotle.take the least of the evils. Lives of Eminent Philosophers I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.

and not of mere companionship. Aristotle. they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. Politics . as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy. Politics .More quotations on: [Laws] Man is by nature a political animal. Politics .More quotations on: [Nature] Time crumbles things.More quotations on: [Laws] He who is unable to live in society.More quotations on: [Democracy] [Equality] It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied.Political society exists for the sake of noble actions. Parts of Animals . men in general desire the good. and good law is good order. Nichomachean Ethics . Politics If liberty and equality. Aristotle. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Friendship] In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities. Aristotle. Politics ..Aristotle. they ought not always to remain unaltered. Physics A state is not a mere society. BC) In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Politics . Aristotle. must be either a beast or a god. Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. Aristotle. Aristotle. Politics Again.More quotations on: [Desire] Even when laws have been written down. and not merely what their fathers had. or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself. Aristotle. having a common place. Aristotle. .More quotations on: [Desire] Law is order. Aristotle.. and most men live only for the gratification of it. everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

Politics . Rhetoric . middle and end. Politics .More quotations on: [Evil] It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. Aristotle. Aristotle. Aristotle. Aristotle. Politics . Aristotle. Aristotle. Politics (quoting a proverb) A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. Politics Well begun is half done.More quotations on: [Simplicity] . Rhetoric A whole is that which has beginning. Politics .Aristotle. Aristotle. Rhetoric . Rhetoric Evil draws men together.More quotations on: [Politics] Nature does nothing uselessly.More quotations on: [Freedom] The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Nature] The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle.More quotations on: [Community] They should rule who are able to rule best.

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