Aristotle Quotes

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

Aristotle

Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

Evils draw men together.

Aristotle

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

Aristotle

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

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

Aristotle

When people are friends, they have no need of justice, but when they are just, they need friendship in addition.

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

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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

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