Aristotle Quotes

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Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.

Aristotle

To die will be an awfully big adventure.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

Aristotle

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