Aristotle Quotes (398 quotes)
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”
Rhetoric, Book I, 1369.a5
Attributed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laërtius in Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, Book V: "He who has friends can have no true friend"
“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
Nicomachean Ethics, Book I, 1101.a
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.”
Wit and wisdom of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle (1967 edition)
Aristotle quoted by Diogenes Laërtius in "Lives of Eminent Philosophers"
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
Attributed to Aristotle by Lowell Bennion in "Religion and the Pursuit of Truth" (1959), p. 52
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Bio: Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.
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