Top 10 Art Quotes by Aristotle

Aristotle

Should a man live underground, and there converse with the works of art and mechanism, and should afterwards be brought up into the open day, and see the several glories of the heaven and earth, he would immediately pronounce them the work of such a Being as we define God to be.

Aristotle
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

Aristotle
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
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It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

Aristotle
Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Aristotle

Everything that depends on the action of nature is by nature as good as it can be, and similarly everything that depends on art or any rational cause, and especially if it depends on the best of all causes.

Aristotle
Some men turn every quality or art into a means of making money; this they conceive to be the end, and to the promotion of the end all things must contribute.
Aristotle

Consider pleasures as they depart, not as they come.

Aristotle
All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature.