Aristotle 384 - 322 BC

Greek Philosopher


Nicomachean Ethics bk. 10
We make war that we may live in peace.

Poetics ch. 24, 1460a 26 7
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

Politics bk. 1, 1253 a 2 3
Man is by nature a political animal.

Politics bk. 1, 1253 a 27 9
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.

A friend is a second self.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.