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Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property,
by Aristotle

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

Related topics: Politics

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle PHOTO

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

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

 

Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.
- Aristotle

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

The end of labor is to gain leisure.
- Aristotle

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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The secret to humor is surprise.
- Aristotle

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

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

Hope is a waking dream.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

Wit is educated insolence.
- Aristotle

Change in all things is sweet.
- Aristotle

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

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

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

For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day,
so is the reason in our soul to the things which are
by nature most evident of all.
- Aristotle

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

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal,
and equals that they may be superior.
Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
- Aristotle

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

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

Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.
- Aristotle

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
- Aristotle

It is clearly better that property should be private,
but the use of it common; and the special business
of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
- Aristotle

Courage is the first of human qualities because it
is the quality which guarantees the others.
- Aristotle

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors,
but in deserving them.
- Aristotle

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

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

In making a speech one must study three points:
first,
the means of producing persuasion; second,
the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
- Aristotle

It is not once nor twice but times without number that
the same ideas make their appearance in the world.
- Aristotle

Well begun is half done.
- Aristotle

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
- Aristotle

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

No notice is taken of a little evil,
but when it increases it strikes the eye.
- Aristotle

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

No one loves the man whom he fears.
- 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

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and,
while it is true that the suicide braves death,
he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
- Aristotle

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

Even when laws have been written down,
they ought not always to remain unaltered.
- Aristotle

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel,
but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
- Aristotle

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure,
but to avoid pain.
- Aristotle

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and
the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
- Aristotle

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

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
- Aristotle

The law is reason, free from passion.
- 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

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is
whole and complete and of a certain magnitude.
A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
- 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

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

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

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
- Aristotle

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

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more
affection than she feels.
- Aristotle


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