Aristotle Quotes & Wallpapers

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A goal gets us motivated,while a good habit keeps us stay motivated. Aristotle

When the storytelling goes bad in a society, the result is decadence. Aristotle

Courage is the mother of all virtues because without it, you cannot consistently perform the others. Aristotle

No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them. Aristotle

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. Aristotle

Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. Aristotle

Greatness of spirit is to bear finely both good fourtune and bad, honor and disgrace, and not to think highly of luxury or attention or power or victories in contests, and to possess a certain depth and magnitude of spirit. Aristotle

Suppose, then, that all men were sick or deranged, save one or two of them who were healthy and of right mind. It would then be the latter two who would be thought to be sick and deranged and the former not! Aristotle

The life of theoretical philosophy is the best and happiest a man can lead. Few men are capable of it and then only intermittently. For the rest there is a second-best way of life, that of moral virtue and practical wisdom. Aristotle

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends behave to us Aristotle

The shape of the heaven is of necessity spherical; for that is the shape most appropriate to its substance and also by nature primary. Aristotle

. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship. Aristotle

Health is a matter of choice, not a mystery of chance Aristotle

Education begins at the level of the learner. Aristotle

Goodness is to do good to the deserving and love the good and hate the wicked, and not to be eager to inflict punishment or take vengeance, but to be gracious and kindly and forgiving. Aristotle

It will contribute towards one's object, who wishes to acquire a facility in the gaining of knowledge, to doubt judiciously. Aristotle

Nothing in life is more necessary than friendship. Aristotle

The science that studies the supreme good for man is politics. Aristotle

Pleasure causes us to do base actions and pain causes us to abstain from doing noble actions. Aristotle

When a draco has eaten much fruit, it seeks the juice of the bitter lettuce; it has been seen to do this. Aristotle

To be angry is easy. But to be angry with the right man at the right time and in the right manner, that is not easy. Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Aristotle

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. Aristotle

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons. Aristotle

As often as we do good, we offer sacrifice to God. Aristotle

All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth. Aristotle

Some men are just as firmly convinced of what they think as others of what they know. Aristotle

For suppose that every tool we had could perform its task, either at our bidding or itself perceiving the need, and if-like the statues made by Daedalus or the tripods of Hephaestus, of which the poet says that "self-moved they enter the assembly of the gods" - shuttles in a loom could fly to and fro and a plectrum play a lyre all self-moved, then master-craftsmen would have no need of servants nor masters of slaves. Aristotle

We must speak first about the division of land and about those who cultivate it: who should they be and what kind of person? We do not agree with those who have said that property should be communally owned, but we do believe that there should be a friendly arrangement for its common use, and that none of the citizens should be without means of support. Aristotle

Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously. Aristotle

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

Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. Aristotle

When Pleasure is at the bar the jury is not impartial. Aristotle

It is not easy for a person to do any great harm when his tenure of office is short, whereas long possession begets tyranny. Aristotle

All men are alike when asleep. Aristotle

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

It is clear that the earth does not move, and that it does not lie elsewhere than at the center. Aristotle

One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

for we are inquiring not in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, since otherwise our inquiry would have been of no use Aristotle

The Good of man is the active exercise of his soul's faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them. Aristotle

...virtue is not merely a state in conformity with the right principle, but one that implies the right principle; and the right principle in moral conduct is prudence. Aristotle

Those whose days are consumed in the low pursuits of avarice, or the gaudy frivolties of fashion, unobservant of nature's lovelinessof demarcation, nor on which side thereof an intermediate form should lie. Aristotle

Conscientious and careful physicians allocate causes of disease to natural laws, while the ablest scientists go back to medicine for their first principles. Aristotle

We must not feel a childish disgust at the investigations of the meaner animals. For there is something marvelous in all natural things. Aristotle

People generally despise where they flatter. Aristotle

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law and without justice. If he finds himself an individual who cannot live in society, or who pretends he has need of only his own resources do not consider him as a member of humanity; he is a savage beast or a god. Aristotle

Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon. Aristotle

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art. Aristotle

There are some jobs in which it is impossible for a man to be virtuous. Aristotle

Happiness is prosperity combined with virtue. Aristotle

Even that some people try deceived me many times ... I will not fail to believe that somewhere, someone deserves my trust. Aristotle

If something's bound to happen, it will happen.. Right time, right person, and for the best reason. Aristotle

Happiness is the reward of virtue. Aristotle

Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do the virtues arise in us; rather we are adapted by nature to receive them, and are made perfect by habit. Aristotle

A period may be defined as a portion of speech that has in itself a beginning and an end, being at the same time not too big to be taken in at a glance Aristotle

The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice. Aristotle

When you feel yourself lacking something, send your thoughts towards your Intimate and search for the Divinity that lives within you. Aristotle

Try is a noisy way of doing nothing. Aristotle

...for all men do their acts with a view to achieving something which is, in their view, a good. Aristotle

The rattle is a toy suited to the infant mind, and education is a rattle or toy for children of larger growth. Aristotle

Music imitates (represents) the passions or states of the soul, such as gentleness, anger, courage, temperance, and their opposites. Aristotle

The best way to avoid envy is to deserve the success you get. Aristotle

Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. Aristotle

Our feelings towards our friends reflect our feelings towards ourselves. Aristotle

Education and morals make the good man, the good statesman, the good ruler. Aristotle

The whole is not, as it were, a mere heap, but the totality is something besides the parts. Aristotle

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us. Aristotle

The impulses of an incontinent man carry him in the opposite direction from that towards which he was aiming. Aristotle

It is not easy for a person to do any great harm when his tenure of office is short, whereas long possession begets tyranny Aristotle

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

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