Quotes by 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

A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employment
– Aristotle

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In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
– 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

Hope is a waking dream.
– Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
– Aristotle

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