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Aristotle Quotes on People (9 Quotes)


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  • People become house builders through building houses, harp players through playing the harp. We grow to be just by doing things which are just.
    (Aristotle)

  • The man who gets angry at the right things and with the right people, and in the right way and at the right time and for the right length of time, is commended.
    (Aristotle)

  • To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.
    (Aristotle)

  • Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.
    (Aristotle)

  • Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.
    (Aristotle)


  • Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
    (Aristotle)

  • Most people would rather give than get affection.
    (Aristotle)

  • Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.
    (Aristotle)

  • Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
    (Aristotle)


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