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Aristotle Quotes on Actions (11 Quotes)


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  • ... Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
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  • It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
    (Aristotle)

  • A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself ... with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.
    (Aristotle)

  • Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
    (Aristotle)

  • Happiness is a sort of action.
    (Aristotle)


  • In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
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  • A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
    (Aristotle)

  • A man is the origin of his action.
    (Aristotle)

  • We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.
    (Aristotle)

  • What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.
    (Aristotle)

  • Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
    (Aristotle)


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