Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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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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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A Quote by Aristotle

That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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A Quote by Aristotle on good

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The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect; it is too exciting.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

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