Aristotle Quotes

He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities

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And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace

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If some animals are good at hunting and others are suitable for hunting, then the Gods must clearly smile on hunting.

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

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

Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Aristotle

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

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

Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.

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To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Aristotle

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

Aristotle

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

Aristotle

Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.

Aristotle

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