Aristotle Quotes

Man is by nature a political animal.

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

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

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.

Aristotle

Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.

Aristotle

Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.

Aristotle

A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.

Aristotle

A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.

Aristotle

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.

Aristotle

Law is order, and good law is good order.

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.

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

Evils draw men together.

Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

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