> Author Index > A - Authors > Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle Quotes


Pages: Prev 12345678910... Next

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
 

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
 

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
[Democracy]
 

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
 

There is a foolish corner even in the brain of the sage.
[Folly]
 

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
[Genius]
 

There's always something new from Africa.
 

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
 

They should rule who are able to rule best.
 

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
 

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
 

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than even their parents, for these only give them life, those the art of living well.
[Teaching]
 

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
 

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.
 

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
 

To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.
 

To become an able man in any profession, there are three things necessary,--nature, study, and practice.
[Ability]
 

To die in order to avoid anything that is evil and disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward; for it is cowardice to shun the trials and crosses of life, not undergoing death because it is honorable, but to avoid evil.
[Suicide]
 

To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
 

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.
 


Pages: Prev 12345678910... Next