Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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 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 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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A Quote by Aristotle on education, mind, and thought

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

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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