16 SOURCED Aristotle Quotes

Intellectual Takeout | November 26, 2015

16 SOURCED Aristotle Quotes

1. “All men desire by nature to know.” ~ Metaphysics

 

 

 

2. “Man is by nature a political animal.” ~ Politics

 

 

 

3. “One swallow does not a summer make.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

4. “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” ~ On the Parts of Animals

 

 

 

5. “Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

6. Anyone can get angry - that is easy - or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

7. “Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.” ~ Politics

 

 

 

8. “Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” ~ Eudemian Ethics

 

 

 

9. “Knowledge of the fact differs from knowledge of the reason for the fact.” ~ Posterior Analytics

 

 

 

10. “Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest… Of all modes of getting wealth this [interest] is the most unnatural.” ~ Politics

 

 

 

11. “Evils draw men together.” ~ Rhetoric

 

 

 

12. “It is equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician scientific proofs.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

13. “Wit is well-bred insolence.” ~ Rhetoric

 

 

 

14. “The things we have to learn before we can do, we learn by doing.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

15. “The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.” ~ Nicomachean Ethics

 

 

 

16. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” ~ Politics