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Aristotle Quotes on Art (10 Quotes)


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  • Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
    (Aristotle)

  • The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
    (Aristotle)

  • Art not only imitates nature, but also completes it deficiencies.
    (Aristotle)

  • It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
    (Aristotle)

  • All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
    (Aristotle)


  • All art is concerned with coming into being.
    (Aristotle)

  • If purpose, then, is inherent in art, so is it in Nature also. The best illustration is the case of a man being his own physician, for Nature is like that agent and patient at once.
    (Aristotle)

  • Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
    (Aristotle)

  • All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature.
    (Aristotle)

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


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