> Author Index > A - Authors > Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle Quotes


Pages: Prev 12345678910... Next

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
 

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
 

Quality is not an act. It is a habit.
[Quality]
 

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
 

Revolutions are not about trifles, but spring from trifles.
[Revolution]
 

Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.
[Shame]
 

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
 

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
 

The actuality of thought is life.
 

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
[Art]
 

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
 

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
 

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
[Acceptance]
 

The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
 

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
 

The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
 

The difference between an educated an uneducated man is the same difference as between being alive and being dead.
 

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
 

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
[Leisure]
 

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
 


Pages: Prev 12345678910... Next