Aristotle

Aristotle

Aristotle (384–322 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. He was Plato's student and Alexander the Great's tutor.

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To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.

Therefore the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth, for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life.

That in the soul which is called the mind is, before it thinks, not actually any real thing.

Liars, when they speak the truth, are not believed.

Of all the varieties of virtues liberalism is the most beloved.

Poverty is the parent of revolution

Hope is the dream of a waking man.

A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed.

There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.

To write well express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.

For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.

He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. You become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions brave by performing brave actions.

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Wonder implies the desire to learn

It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence, now an excellent life requires exertion and does not consist in amusement.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

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