Quotes by Aristotle

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.

A friend is a second self.

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.

One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.

The gods too are fond of a joke.

The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.

To give a satisfactory decision as to the truth it is necessary to be rather an arbitrator than a party to the dispute.

- Aristotle Biography
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