Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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 beauty, heroism, soul, and temper

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on truth

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The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Physics, book. I

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A Quote by Aristotle on dignity

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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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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 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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