Aristotle - Page 5

Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
– Aristotle

The soul is characterised by these capacities: self-nutrition, sensation, thinking and movement.
– Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
– Aristotle

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
– Aristotle

The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy.
– Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
– Aristotle

What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
– Aristotle

The mother of revolution and crime is poverty.
– Aristotle

Man is by nature a political animal.
– Aristotle

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

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle

All men by nature desire knowledge.
– Aristotle

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
– Aristotle

One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
– Aristotle

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
– Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.
– Aristotle

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
– Aristotle

If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.
– Aristotle

Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
– Aristotle

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
– Aristotle