Aristotle Quotes

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

Aristotle

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.

Aristotle

Since we think we understand when we know the explanation, and there are four types of explanation (one, what it is to be a thing; one, that if certain things hold it is necessary that this does; another, what initiated the change; and fourth, the aim), all these are proved through the middle term.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.

Aristotle

Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Aristotle

Wonder implies the desire to learn.

Aristotle

It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.

Aristotle

Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.

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This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

Aristotle

When we deliberate it is about means and not ends.

Aristotle

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