Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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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A Quote by Aristotle on democracy and men

Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action, crime, existence, nobility, politics, and society

A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics

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A Quote by Aristotle on action and kindness

Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2

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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 action, existence, nobility, politics, and society

. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Politics, book III

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A Quote by Aristotle

One swallow does not make a summer?

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)

Contributed by: Zaady

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