Aristotle Quotes

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

Aristotle

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

All men by nature desire knowledge...

Aristotle

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle

Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.

Aristotle

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle

With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

Aristotle

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence

Aristotle

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle

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

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