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The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
by Aristotle

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

Related topics: Art

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.
- Aristotle PHOTO

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

 

Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

A friend to all is a friend to none.
- Aristotle

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The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
- Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
- Aristotle

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth,
but a reproach to old age.
- Aristotle

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
are the rulers.
- 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 government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Change in all things is sweet.
- Aristotle

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

The educated differ from the uneducated
as much as the living from the dead.
- Aristotle

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
- Aristotle

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

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
- Aristotle

We make war that we may live in peace.
- Aristotle

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
- Aristotle

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
- Aristotle

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

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

Politicians also have no leisure, because they are
always aiming at something beyond political life itself,
power and glory, or happiness.
- Aristotle

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
- Aristotle

No one loves the man whom he fears.
- Aristotle

The soul never thinks without a picture.
- Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
- Aristotle

Those that know, do.
Those that understand, teach.
- Aristotle

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
- Aristotle

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
- Aristotle

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people,
and therefore deprive them of their arms.
- Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored
than they who produce them;
for these only gave them life,
those the art of living well.
- Aristotle

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals;
separated from law and justice he is the worst.
- Aristotle

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

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good,
and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good,
and they are good in themselves.
- Aristotle

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the
art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

A constitution is the arrangement of magistracies in a state.
- Aristotle

A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
- Aristotle

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
- Aristotle

No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
- Aristotle

Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are
equal in any respect are equal in all respects;
because men are equally free,
they claim to be absolutely equal.
- Aristotle

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him
who conquers his enemies;
for the hardest victory is over self.
- Aristotle

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
- Aristotle

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a
certain moral character in his fellow citizens,
namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
- Aristotle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies
degenerate into despotisms.
- Aristotle

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
- Aristotle

The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.
- Aristotle

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds
and against the right persons and also in the right
manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
- Aristotle

Nature does nothing in vain.
- Aristotle

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
- Aristotle

There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.
- Aristotle

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
- Aristotle

The virtue of justice consists in moderation,
as regulated by wisdom.
- Aristotle

We become just by performing just action,
temperate by performing temperate actions,
brave by performing brave action.
- Aristotle

The law is reason, free from passion.
- Aristotle

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to
their children than fathers:
it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and
are more certain that they are their own.
- Aristotle

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
- Aristotle

The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
- Aristotle

Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history,
since its statements are rather of the nature of universals,
whereas those of history are singulars.
- Aristotle

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace,
making the best of circumstances.
- Aristotle

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
- Aristotle

The most perfect political community is one in which
the middle class is in control,
and outnumbers both of the other classes.
- Aristotle

Hope is the dream of a waking man.
- Aristotle


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