Aristotle Quotes - Page 2
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.