Quotes by Aristotle

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


The gods too are fond of a joke.


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


We are what we repeatedly do.


It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Wretched, ephemeral race, children of chance and tribulation, why do you force me to tell you the very thing which it would be most profitable for you not to hear? The very best thing is utterly beyond your reach: not to have been born, not to be, to be nothing. However, the second best thing for you is: to die soon.


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.