Quotes by Aristotle

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle

Civil confusions often spring from trifles but decide great issues.
– Aristotle

It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
– Aristotle

Dignity does not come in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
– Aristotle

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

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
– Aristotle

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– Aristotle

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

Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
– Aristotle

A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.
– Aristotle

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
– Aristotle

They — Young People 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

To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.
– Aristotle

One must know not just how to accept a gift, but with what grace to share it.
– Aristotle

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
– Aristotle

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