Aristotle

384 - 322 BC

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 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 divinity, excellence, thinking, and thought

It is of itself that the divine thought thinks (since it is the most excellent of things), and its thinking is a thinking on thinking.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Metaphysics, book XII

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A Quote by Aristotle on life and thought

The actuality of thought is life.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Metaphysics, book XII

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