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Aristotle
Aristotle
(384 BC - 322 BC)
Greek philosopher.
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Art not only imitates nature, but also completes its deficiencies.
To enjoy the things we ought, and to hate the things we ought, has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
- Aristotle | Democracy Quotes
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.
- Aristotle | Honour Quotes
Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.
All men by nature desire to know.
- Aristotle | Knowledge Quotes
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skilfully.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior.
Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.
- Aristotle | Wit Quotes
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence
- Aristotle | Happiness Quotes
Different men seek ... happiness in different ways and by different means.
- Aristotle | Happiness Quotes
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle | Happiness Quotes
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
- Aristotle | Happiness Quotes
Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
- Aristotle | Happiness Quotes
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle | Acceptance Quotes
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 | Acceptance Quotes
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
Between friends there is no need of justice.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle | Friendship Quotes
God has many names, though He is only one Being.
- Aristotle | God Quotes
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
- Aristotle | Self-Control Quotes
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; the hardest victory is the victory over self.
- Aristotle | Self-Control Quotes
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle | Self-Reliance Quotes
Quality is not an act. It is a habit.
- Aristotle | One Day Quotes
We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
- Aristotle | Positive Quotes
Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle | Hope Quotes
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life.
- Aristotle | Right Quotes
All men seek one goal: success or happiness.
- Aristotle | Goals Quotes
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle | Getting Going Quotes
Life is full of chances and changes, and the most prosperous of men may ... meet with great misfortunes.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle | Companionship Quotes
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle | Family Quotes
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
- Aristotle | Lighten up Quotes
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
- Aristotle | Nature Quotes
A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
- Aristotle | Friends Quotes
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle | Genius Quotes
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
- Aristotle | Insanity Quotes
The physician heals, Nature makes well.
- Aristotle | Medicine Quotes
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
- Aristotle | Moderation Quotes
Man is by nature a civic animal.
- Aristotle | Politics Quotes
Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.
- Aristotle | Revolution Quotes
Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
- Aristotle | Shame Quotes


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