Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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 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 art, children, education, life, and parenthood

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on birth, democracy, government, men, and vulgarity

A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy, majorities, and power

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on friendship, honor, and truth

While both [Plato and truth] are dear, piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on peace and war

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We make war that we might live in peace.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

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