Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

A Quote by Aristotle on genius and madness

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on happiness

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on happiness and activity

Happiness is a state of activity.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, chance, desires, habits, nature, passion, and reason

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: Chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric 1

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A Quote by Aristotle on humor, seriousness, suspicion, and wit

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on understanding

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on pain, pleasure, educating, young, rudder, and course

In educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nichomachean Ethics, Book X

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A Quote by Aristotle on death, education, and life

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on art, excellence, habits, virtue, training, and act

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation: we do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on fear, laws, and philosophy

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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

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