Art takes nature as its model.

-Aristotle
Aristotle

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Aristotle
A poet's object is not to tell what actually happened but what could or would happen either probably or inevitably.... For this reason poetry is something more scientific and serious than history, because poetry tends to give general truths while history gives particular facts.
Aristotle

A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.

Aristotle
Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honour than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensure a good life.
Aristotle

The precepts of the law may be comprehended under these three points: to live honestly, to hurt no man willfully, and to render every man his due carefully.

Aristotle
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
Aristotle

Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses and avoids.

Aristotle
The happy man . . . will be always or at least most often employed in doing and contemplating the things that are in conformity with virtue. And he will bear changes of fortunes most nobly, and with perfect propriety in every way.
Aristotle

Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

Aristotle
Even the best of men in authority are liable to be corrupted by passion. We may conclude then that the law is reason without passion, and it is therefore preferable to any individual.