Aristotle Quotes

243 Aristotle quotes:

"Wit is cultured insolence."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"for the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater"
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"Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular."
"Hippocrates is an excellent geometer but a complete fool in everyday affairs."
"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
"It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Justice Quotes
"all he would have needed to do to verify or refute this theory was to ask a number of men and women to open their mouths so he could count their teeth."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last."
"The gods too are fond of a joke."
"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope."
"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold."
"Misfortune shows those who are not really friends."
"No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness."
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
"Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government."
"Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit."
"The law is reason, free from passion."
"At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst."
"The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons."

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