“Persuasion is achieved by the speaker’s personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.”

~ Aristotle

***

 aristotle, quotes, famous author, wisdom, friend, soul, body

 

“The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposition.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Philosophy can make people sick.”

~ Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

***

 

“Time crumbles things, everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Memory is the scribe of the soul”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”

~ Aristotle

***

 aristotle, quotes, famous author, wisdom, criticism, do nothing, be nothing, say nothing

 

“These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions … The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“It is absurd to hold that a man should be ashamed of an inability to defend himself with his limbs, but not ashamed of an inability to defend himself with speech and reason; for the use of rational speech is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.”

~ Aristotle, The Rhetoric & The Poetics of Aristotle

***

 

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

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

~ Aristotle

***

 

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals, separated from law and justice he is the worst.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“All men by nature desire to know.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

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

~ Aristotle

***

 aristotle, quotes, famous author, wisdom, darkest moment, light

 

“So it is naturally with the male and the female; the one is superior, the other inferior; the one governs, the other is governed; and the same rule must necessarily hold good with respect to all mankind.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.”

~ Aristotle

***

 

“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”

~ Aristotle

***