Aristotle Quotes (398 quotes)
“He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.”
“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 on the Art of Poetry (1951 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781613107072
Variant: It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully. - Poetics
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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.