Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
Quote by Aristotle
All men by nature desire knowledge.
He is his own best friend, and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of...
The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their...
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence,...
The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
The gods too are fond of a joke.
Happiness is activity.
Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right...
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit,...
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are...
Nature does nothing in vain.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but...
My life is my message.
With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.