Aristotle Quotes on Ethics and Philosophy


“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.” 
"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” 
 “Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.” 
 “Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.”
“Happiness is activity.” 
“If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.” 
"Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal inDemocracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.” 
 “Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.” 
"First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”
 “Happiness depends upon ourselves.” 
 “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” 
“It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.” 
 “Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.” 
 “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.” 
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” 
 “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.” 
 “It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.” 
"It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.” 
 “Memory is the scribe of the soul.” 
“Nature does nothing uselessly.” 
“No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.”  “Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.”
 “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” 
 “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.” 

"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” 

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