Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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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A Quote by Aristotle on beauty

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Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on citizenship, community, and politics

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book IV

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A Quote by Aristotle on accidents, circumstances, dignity, grace, idealism, and life

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

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on bravery, justice, and learning

Anything that we have to learn we learn by the actual doing of it. . . . We become just by performing just acts, temperate by performing temperate ones, brave by performing brave ones.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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