Aristotle Quotes

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

Aristotle

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

Aristotle

One swallow does not make a spring, nor does one fine day

Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.

Aristotle

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Aristotle

Anybody can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

Aristotle

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

Aristotle

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.

Aristotle

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

Aristotle

Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.

Aristotle

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

Aristotle

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

Aristotle

One swallow does not make a summer.

Aristotle

The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit, not by want.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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