Aristotle Quotes

A speaker who is attempting to move people to thought or action must concern himself with Pathos.
Author: Aristotle
Selfishness doesn't consist in a love to yourself, but in a big degree of such love.
Author: Aristotle
The true forms of government, therefore, are those in which the one, or the few, or the many, govern with a view to the common interest; but governments which rule with a view to the private interest, whether of the one or of the few, or of the many, are perversions. For the members of a state, if they are truly citizens, ought to participate in its advantages.
Author: Aristotle
Good moral character is not something that we can achieve on our own. We need a culture that supports the conditions under which self-love and friendship flourish.
Author: Aristotle
We must become just be doing just acts.
Author: Aristotle
The trade of the petty usurer is hated with most reason: it makes a profit from currency itself, instead of making it from the process which currency was meant to serve. Their common characteristic is obviously their sordid avarice.
Author: Aristotle
We ought to be able to persuade on opposite sides of a question; as also we ought in the case of arguing by syllogism: not that we should practice both, for it is not right to persuade to what is bad; but in order that the bearing of the case may not escape us, and that when another makes an unfair use of these reasonings, we may be able to solve them.
Author: Aristotle
Democracy is the form of government in which the free are rulers, and oligarchy in which the rich; it is only an accident that the free are the many and the rich are the few.
Author: Aristotle
Quitting smoking is rather a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort
Author: Aristotle
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Author: Aristotle
In a word, acts of any kind produce habits or characters of the same kind. Hence we ought to make sure that our acts are of a certain kind; for the resulting character varies as they vary. It makes no small difference, therefore, whether a man be trained in his youth up in this way or that, but a great difference, or rather all the difference.
Author: Aristotle
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.
Author: Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
Author: Aristotle
We must speak first about the division of land and about those who cultivate it: who should they be and what kind of person? We do not agree with those who have said that property should be communally owned, but we do believe that there should be a friendly arrangement for its common use, and that none of the citizens should be without means of support.
Author: Aristotle
The hardest victory is the victory over self.
Author: Aristotle
It is likely that unlikely things should happen
Author: Aristotle
Why is it that all those who have become eminent in philosophy, politics, poetry, or the arts are clearly of an atrabilious temperament and some of them to such an extent as to be affected by diseases caused by black bile?
Author: Aristotle