Top 20 Quotes by Aristotle

Aristotle

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Aristotle
For knowing is spoken of in three ways: it may be either universal knowledge or knowledge proper to the matter in hand or actualising such knowledge; consequently three kinds of error also are possible.
Aristotle

The soul is the cause or source of the living body. The terms cause and source have many senses. But the soul is the cause of its body alike in all three senses which we explicitly recognize. It is (a) the source or origin of movement, it is (b) the end, it is (c) the essence of the whole living body.

Aristotle
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Aristotle

For nature by the same cause, provided it remain in the same condition, always produces the same effect, so that either coming-to-be or passing-away will always result.

Aristotle
Marriage is like retiring as a bachelor and getting a sexual pension. You don't have to work for the sex any more, but you only get 65% as much.
Aristotle

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

Aristotle
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Aristotle

It is clear that the earth does not move, and that it does not lie elsewhere than at the center.

Aristotle
Now what is just and right is to be interpreted in the sense of 'what is equal'; and that which is right in the sense of being equal is to be considered with reference to the advantage of the state, and the common good of the citizens. And a citizen is one who shares in governing and being governed. He differs under different forms of government, but in the best state he is one who is able and willing to be governed and to govern with a view to the life of virtue.