ARISTOTLE 2

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

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
Aristotle

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

The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle

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

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
Aristotle

Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Aristotle

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

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Aristotle

Nature does nothing in vain.
Aristotle

For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.
Aristotle

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
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

A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.
Aristotle

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.
Aristotle

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

Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
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

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.
Aristotle

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

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Aristotle

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Aristotle

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

The law is reason, free from passion.
Aristotle

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