Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

A Quote by Aristotle on principles

For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Physics

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A Quote by Aristotle on rest

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All proofs rest on premises.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, good, life, and reward

In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on men and virtue

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Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on mind, order, and superiority

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they my be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book V

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A Quote by Aristotle on affection and people

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle

They should rule who are able to rule best.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book II

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A Quote by Aristotle on philosophy, science, and truth

Philosophy is the science which considers truth.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on history, nature, and poetry

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Poetics

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A Quote by Aristotle on animals, nature, and politics

Man is by nature a political animal.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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