Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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 democracy, men, and respect

[Democracy] arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on desires, fatherhood, good, and men

Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle

How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms?

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on behavior, friendship, wishes, and friend

We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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

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A Quote by Aristotle on excellence

With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on desires and present

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on citizenship and good

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics

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A Quote by Aristotle on audiences, education, popularity, and simplicity

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Rhetoric

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