Aristotle

+ 480 Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle


+ 276 Hope is a waking dream. Aristotle


+ 425 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


+ 398 Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 270 A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle


+ 341 It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle


+ 307 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle


+ 328 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle


+ 384 My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle


+ 366 Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference. Aristotle


+ 314 The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle


+ 389 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


+ 357 You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Aristotle


+ 306 Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle


+ 317 In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle


+ 367 I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle


+ 300 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle


+ 365 Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle


+ 416 Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle


+ 263 A true friend is one soul in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 311 Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle


+ 356 All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. Aristotle


+ 327 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


+ 303 The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle


+ 348 At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle


+ 336 Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle


+ 360 The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle


+ 318 There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Aristotle


+ 273 The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle


+ 368 Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle


+ 275 The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle


+ 349 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


+ 391 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


+ 269 What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle


+ 291 No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle


+ 296 Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle


+ 304 Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle


+ 298 Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle


+ 304 He who hath many friends hath none. Aristotle


+ 291 What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle


+ 289 Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle


+ 280 Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle


+ 351 The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle


+ 288 The law is reason, free from passion. Aristotle


+ 298 Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle


+ 357 Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms. Aristotle


+ 368 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


+ 335 The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle


+ 305 Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle


+ 335 The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle


+ 357 Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness. Aristotle


+ 306 Change in all things is sweet. Aristotle


+ 336 All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle


+ 302 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


+ 305 Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle


+ 274 Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle


+ 309 Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle


+ 296 Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle


+ 272 Hope is the dream of a waking man. Aristotle


+ 285 Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle


+ 306 The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle


+ 326 I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle


+ 290 All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle


+ 293 Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. Aristotle


+ 338 Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. Aristotle


+ 300 Man is by nature a political animal. Aristotle


+ 286 The secret to humor is surprise. Aristotle


+ 338 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


+ 319 Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle


+ 279 Well begun is half done. Aristotle


+ 365 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


+ 343 There was never a genius without a tincture of madness. Aristotle


+ 360 For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first. Aristotle


+ 285 Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. Aristotle


+ 345 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


+ 319 It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle


+ 339 Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle


+ 281 We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle


+ 280 The end of labor is to gain leisure. Aristotle


+ 377 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


+ 339 Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. Aristotle


+ 303 The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom. Aristotle


+ 325 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


+ 296 If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle


+ 272 A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state. Aristotle


+ 309 Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life. Aristotle


+ 337 The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Aristotle


+ 345 Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics. Aristotle


+ 286 Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle


+ 270 No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world. Aristotle


+ 286 Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle


+ 345 The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle


+ 282 The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication. Aristotle


+ 266 Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle


+ 352 No one loves the man whom he fears. Aristotle


+ 262 He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Aristotle


+ 286 The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle


+ 304 Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last. Aristotle


+ 317 Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. Aristotle


+ 349 Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. Aristotle


+ 328 Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. Aristotle


+ 313 We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle


+ 268 A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Aristotle


+ 330 It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. Aristotle


+ 288 Nature does nothing in vain. Aristotle


+ 302 The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. Aristotle


+ 320 Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods. Aristotle


+ 317 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


+ 282 The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle


+ 339 The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life. Aristotle


+ 265 All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle


+ 275 Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Aristotle


+ 316 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


+ 269 Most people would rather give than get affection. Aristotle


+ 361 No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. Aristotle


+ 307 Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends. Aristotle


+ 332 Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle


+ 300 It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. Aristotle


+ 307 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


+ 290 Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle


+ 277 The gods too are fond of a joke. Aristotle


+ 308 Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. Aristotle


+ 343 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


+ 248 It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle


+ 368 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


+ 382 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


+ 377 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


+ 348 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


+ 348 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


+ 355 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


+ 322 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


+ 335 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


+ 332 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


+ 330 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


+ 358 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


+ 351 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


+ 409 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


+ 341 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


+ 356 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


+ 354 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


+ 388 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


+ 339 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


+ 374 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


+ 313 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


+ 285 He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle


+ 359 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


+ 236 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle


+ 244 It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle Onassis


+ 111 Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle


+ 113 It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle