Aristotle Quotes

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

Aristotle

Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may...meet with great misfortunes.

Aristotle

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Aristotle

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all

Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids

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Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

Aristotle

Revolutions are not trifles, but spring from trifles.

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A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

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While those whom devotion to abstract discussions has rendered unobservant of the facts are too ready to dogmatize on the basis of a few observations.

Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

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No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.

Aristotle

Anger is always concerned with individuals, ... whereas hatred is directed also against classes: we all hate any thief and any informer. Moreover, anger can be cured by time; but hatred cannot. The one aims at giving pain to its object, the other at doing him harm; the angry man wants his victim to feel; the hater does not mind whether they feel or not.

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Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.

Aristotle

A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end.

Aristotle

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