Aristotle Quotes

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.

Aristotle

Well begun is half done.

Aristotle

Well begun is half done.

Aristotle

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

Aristotle

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

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal.

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

Happiness, whether consisting in pleasure or virtue, or both, is more often found with those who are highly cultivated in their minds and in their character, and have only a moderate share of external goods, than among those who possess external goods to a useless extent but are deficient in higher qualities.

Aristotle

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