ARISTOTLE QUOTES XI

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

Children ... are unripe and imperfect; their virtues, therefore, are to be considered not merely as relative to their actual state, but principally in reference to that maturity and perfection to which nature has destined them.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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All nations believe the gods to be governed by a king; for men, who have made the gods after their own image, are ever hasty in ascribing to these celestial beings, human manners and human institutions.

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The reason why men enjoy seeing a likeness is, that in contemplating it they find themselves learning or inferring, and saying perhaps, "Ah, that is he." For if you happen not to have seen the original, the pleasure will be due not to the imitation as such, but to the execution, the coloring, or some such other cause.

ARISTOTLE, Poetics

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In the human constitution, therefore, mind governs matter absolutely and despotically; but reason governs appetite with a far more limited sway.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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Money, or its equivalents, are essential in war as well as in peace.

ARISTOTLE, Politics

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In the serious style, Homer is pre-eminent among poets, for he alone combined dramatic form with excellence of imitation.

ARISTOTLE, Poetics

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Nobility and worth are to be found only among the few, but their opposite among the many; for there is not one man of merit and high spirit in a hundred, while there are many destitute of both to be found everywhere.

ARISTOTLE, attributed, Day's Collacon

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