Aristotle

+ 395 Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle


+ 213 Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle


+ 321 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


+ 315 Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 211 A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle


+ 250 It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle


+ 236 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle


+ 252 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle


+ 295 My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle


+ 298 Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle


+ 226 The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle


+ 293 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


+ 265 You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Aristotle


+ 246 Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle


+ 237 In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle


+ 278 I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle


+ 226 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle


+ 262 Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle


+ 333 Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle


+ 207 A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 246 Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle


+ 285 All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle


+ 231 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


+ 224 The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle


+ 251 At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle


+ 255 Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle


+ 260 The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle


+ 242 There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle


+ 207 The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle


+ 285 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle


+ 195 The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle


+ 243 In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. Aristotle


+ 278 Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy. Aristotle


+ 205 What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 221 No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle


+ 212 Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle


+ 216 Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle


+ 222 Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle


+ 232 He who hath many friends hath none. Aristotle


+ 224 What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle


+ 215 Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle


+ 208 Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle


+ 253 The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle


+ 215 The law is reason, free from passion. Aristotle


+ 224 Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle


+ 265 Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. Aristotle


+ 274 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


+ 262 The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle


+ 215 Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle


+ 264 The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle


+ 252 Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle


+ 237 Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle


+ 244 All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle


+ 225 Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle


+ 224 Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle


+ 206 Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle


+ 219 Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle


+ 219 Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle


+ 203 Hope is the dream of a waking man. Aristotle


+ 205 Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle


+ 222 The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle


+ 223 I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle


+ 234 All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle


+ 214 Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. Aristotle


+ 249 Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. Aristotle


+ 234 Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle


+ 218 The secret to humor is surprise. Aristotle


+ 247 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


+ 230 Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle


+ 214 Well begun is half done. Aristotle


+ 252 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


+ 254 There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. Aristotle


+ 268 For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. Aristotle


+ 206 Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. Aristotle


+ 258 For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy. Aristotle


+ 240 It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle


+ 271 Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle


+ 212 We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle


+ 200 The end of labor is to gain leisure. Aristotle


+ 286 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. Aristotle


+ 251 Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Aristotle


+ 218 The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle


+ 231 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. Aristotle


+ 220 If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle


+ 194 A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotle


+ 228 Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life. Aristotle


+ 264 The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Aristotle


+ 253 Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. Aristotle


+ 224 Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle


+ 191 No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. Aristotle


+ 208 Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle


+ 263 The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle


+ 207 The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Aristotle


+ 197 Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle


+ 269 No one loves the man whom he fears. Aristotle


+ 191 He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Aristotle


+ 207 The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle


+ 223 Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. Aristotle


+ 235 Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. Aristotle


+ 264 Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. Aristotle


+ 252 Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. Aristotle


+ 242 We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle


+ 197 A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Aristotle


+ 252 It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. Aristotle


+ 217 Nature does nothing in vain. Aristotle


+ 211 The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. Aristotle


+ 240 Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. Aristotle


+ 219 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. Aristotle


+ 191 The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle


+ 246 The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle


+ 198 All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle


+ 201 Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Aristotle


+ 215 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. Aristotle


+ 194 Most people would rather give than get affection. Aristotle


+ 262 No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. Aristotle


+ 241 Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Aristotle


+ 248 Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle


+ 214 It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle


+ 215 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. Aristotle


+ 211 Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle


+ 203 The gods too are fond of a joke. Aristotle


+ 239 Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. Aristotle


+ 242 He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature. Aristotle


+ 171 It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle


+ 277 The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. Aristotle


+ 282 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 government to the utmost. Aristotle


+ 272 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. Aristotle


+ 243 To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. Aristotle


+ 266 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. Aristotle


+ 261 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


+ 237 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. Aristotle


+ 240 Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. Aristotle


+ 241 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. Aristotle


+ 239 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. Aristotle


+ 264 Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. Aristotle


+ 262 Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. Aristotle


+ 302 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. Aristotle


+ 260 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


+ 243 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. Aristotle


+ 258 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. Aristotle


+ 288 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. Aristotle


+ 245 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. Aristotle


+ 262 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. Aristotle


+ 222 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. Aristotle


+ 213 He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle


+ 251 Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Except are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love. Aristotle


+ 168 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle


+ 192 It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis


+ 58 Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle


+ 52 It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle