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Quote DB :: Authors :: Aristotle
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Groups: Philosophers
Nationlity: Greeks


Quotes: (ranking: 620th)
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"Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope." Youth 4.1 avg (8 votes)
"Wit is educated insolence." Education 4.8 avg (21 votes)
"What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do." Miscellaneous 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"We make war that we may live in peace." War & Peace 4.6 avg (28 votes)
"We live in deeds, not years: In thoughts not breaths; In feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (18 votes)
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit." Success 4.8 avg (154 votes)
"Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so." Virtue 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"The secret to humor is surprise." Humor 3.3 avg (12 votes)
"The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Education 4.7 avg (35 votes)
"The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold." Truth & Lies 4.5 avg (4 votes)
"The gods too are fond of a joke." God 4.7 avg (7 votes)
"The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead." Education 4.7 avg (10 votes)
"The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men." Marriage 3.9 avg (17 votes)
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." Art 4.7 avg (12 votes)
"Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty -- excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable -- should persist after the beauty was gone." Beauty 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities." Philosophy 3.9 avg (8 votes)
"Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference." Beauty 4.5 avg (6 votes)
"One swallow does not make a summer." Miscellaneous 4.5 avg (17 votes)
"Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved." Virtue 4.0 avg (4 votes)
"No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world." Friendship 4.4 avg (8 votes)

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