ARISTOTLE QUOTES II

Greek philosopher (384 B.C. - 322 B.C.)

Aristotle quote

Neglect of an effective birth control policy is a never-failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution and crime.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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Hope is a waking dream.

ARISTOTLE, attributed, Lives of Eminent Philosophers

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Confidence is the mark of a hopeful disposition.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

ARISTOTLE, Metaphysics

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They should rule who are able to rule best.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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If then it be possible that one contrary should exist, or be called into existence, the other contrary will also appear to be possible.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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The evil fortune of the living in no way affects the dead.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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It would then be most admirably adapted to the purposes of justice, if laws properly enacted were, as far as circumstances admitted, of themselves to mark out all cases, and to abandon as few as possible to the discretion of the judge.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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He who takes his fill of every pleasure ... becomes depraved; while he who avoids all pleasures alike ... becomes insensible.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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All men by nature desire to know.

ARISTOTLE, Metaphysics

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Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.

ARISTOTLE, Poetics

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The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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Equity is that idea of justice which contravenes the written law.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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Evils draw men together.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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Purpose is a desire for something in our own power, coupled with an investigation into its means.

ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics

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The young have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things--and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning.... All their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything; they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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It is easier to get one or a few of good sense, and of ability to legislate and adjudge, than to get many.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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Legislative enactments proceed from men carrying their views a long time back; while judicial decisions are made off hand.

ARISTOTLE, Rhetoric

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