Best Aristotle Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Greek philosopher and student of Plato who became educated in physics, metaphysics, poetry, logic, music, politics, ethics, and biology.

He was one of the founders of Western Philosophy which connected morality and aesthetics, logic and science, and politics and metaphysics.

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Aristotle Quotes

A friend to all is a friend to none.


A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.


All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. All men by nature desire knowledge.


At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.


Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. Change in all things is sweet.


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.


Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.


Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.


Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.


Education is the best provision for old age. Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. 


Friendship is essentially a partnership.


Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Happiness depends upon ourselves.


He who hath many friends hath none.



He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.


Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars. Hope is a waking dream.


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


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.


If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.


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.


In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.


It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it..

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