Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

A Quote by Aristotle on affection, destruction, and habits

Dissimilarity of habit tends more than anything to destroy affection.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on men

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Sophocles said he drew men as they ought to be, and Euripides as they were.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on habits, health, wealth, and wisdom

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on character and purpose

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on change, earth, familiarity, and fatherhood

Aristotle's geographical speculations anticipated by almost two thousand years the rationale behind Columbus' voyage. Ferdinand Columbus suggested that his father was familiar with the following passage: "Again, our observations of the stars make it evident, not only that the earth is circular, but also that it is a circle of no great size. For quite a small change of position to south or north causes a manifest alteration of the horizon. There is much change, I mean, in the stars which are overhead, and the stars seen are different, as one moves northward or southward. . . . All of which goes to show not only that the earth is circular in shape, but that it is a sphere of no great size: for otherwise the effect of so slight a change of place would not be so quickly apparent. Hence, one should not be too sure of the incredibility of the view of those who conceive that there is a continuity between the parts about the pillars of Hercules [the strait of Gibraltar] and the parts about India, and that in this way the ocean is one."

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: De Caelo, Fourth Century B.C.

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A Quote by Aristotle on existence and thinking

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on anger, power, purpose, and time

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 and is not easy.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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A Quote by Aristotle on anger, enemies, and overcoming

He overcomes a stout enemy who overcomes his own anger.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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A Quote by Aristotle on animals, beauty, confusion, time, and unity

Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on beauty, gifts, and god

Beauty is the gift of God.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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

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