Quotes by Aristotle

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

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
– Aristotle

Whatever lies within our power to do lies also within our power not to do.
– Aristotle

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

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
– Aristotle

Adventure is worthwhile.
– Aristotle

We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.
– Aristotle

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
– Aristotle

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
– Aristotle

The law is reason, free from passion.
– Aristotle

Law is mind without reason.
– Aristotle

Law is order, and good law is good order.
– Aristotle

I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
– Aristotle

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
– Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
– Aristotle

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
– Aristotle

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.
– Aristotle

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
– Aristotle

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