Quotes by Aristotle

Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
– Aristotle
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
– Aristotle
Most people would rather give than get affection.
– Aristotle
Nature does nothing uselessly.
– Aristotle
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
– Aristotle
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
– Aristotle
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
– Aristotle
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
– Aristotle
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
– Aristotle
Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
– Aristotle
Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
– Aristotle
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
– Aristotle
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
– Aristotle
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
– Aristotle
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
– Aristotle
Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty - excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable -should persist after the beauty was gone.
– Aristotle
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
– Aristotle
That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing.
– Aristotle
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
– Aristotle
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
– Aristotle