Aristotle Quotes

243 Aristotle quotes:

"Virtue is more clearly shown in the performance of fine actions than in the nonperformance of base ones."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Teaching is the highest form of understanding."
"You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor."
"It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way… that is not easy."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one."
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal."
"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."
"Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
"Wicked men obey for fear, but the good for love."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Fear Quotes
"Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes Temperament Quotes
"Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them."
"It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought."
"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."
"A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state."
"A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end."
"The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication."
"The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more."

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