Aristotle. Quotes

No great genius is without an admixture of madness. Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly. Aristotle

Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them. Aristotle

In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Aristotle

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. Aristotle

Anybody can become angry, that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, and to the right degree, and at the right time, and for the right purpose, and in the right way, that is not within everybody’s power – that is not easy. Aristotle

Education is the best provision for old age. Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is the victory over self. Aristotle

The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle

The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. Aristotle

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends. Aristotle

We cannot learn without pain. Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle

Philosophy is the science which considers truth. Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle

The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended. Aristotle

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions. Aristotle

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of the circumstances. Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle

The gods, too, are fond of a joke. Aristotle

The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. Aristotle

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. Aristotle

In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech. Aristotle

The law is reason free from passion. Aristotle

Man is a political animal. Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle

No tyrant need fear till men begin to feel confident in each other. Aristotle

Bad men are full of repentance. Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle