Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

A Quote by Aristotle on excellence and happiness

If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on dreams and hope

Hope is a waking dream.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V

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A Quote by Aristotle on art, good, novelty, style, and time

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on clarity, good, and style

A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must . . . be appropriate.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on cities

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship and work

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship and soul

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V

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A Quote by Aristotle on gratitude

What soon grows old? Gratitude.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V

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A Quote by Aristotle

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric

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A Quote by Aristotle on acceptance, day, earth, heaven, and lies

Aristotle suggests that the rotating Earth was a generally accepted tenet of Pythagorism: "While most of those who hold that the whole heaven is finite say that the earth lies at the center, the philosophers of Italy, the so-called Pythagoreans, assert the contrary. They say that in the middle there is fire, and that the earth is one of the stars, and by its circular motion round the center produces night and day."

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: De Caelo, Fourth Century B.C.

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