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Greek philosopher Aristotle, was known as the first teacher, his writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedon, tutored Alexander the Great starting from 343 BC.
🤣😍😂 40 Famous Philosophical Quotes by Plato on Love, Politics, Knowledge and Power
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
Change in all things is sweet.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
The secret to humor is surprise.
Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotism.
We make war that we may live in peace.
Man is by nature a political animal.
Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
Men acquire particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
A constitution is the arrangement of magistrates in a state.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.
they are inspiring
Trigger me to be different among others
god is dead
no he is not
Very very educative
They are motivational
How about some quotes that depict the real ethnocentric, misogynist and despotic Aristotle, the mediocre philosopher who taught Alexander to murder Barbarians because they needed to be slaves. The illogical Aristotle who thought only Hellenes could be maters, ignoring the fact that the Persians were superior to greeks in culture , they promoted Philosophy through Anaximander, Heraclitus and Parmeneds while The Athenians passed death sentances on Themsticles , anaximander and Socrates. How about the Aristotle who tthrottled Heraclitus. Aristotle is the most evil philosopher of ll time.
Are you a Persian? What’s up with the rage and anger?
Wow, you really need help friend.
Wow. Hes right. To see the flaws in the past and also the present delivers one from madness and prevents disaster. Thanks for keeping it real -Socrates
You view Aristotle through the questionable prism of presentism, applying contemporary mores and values to an ancient figure; a standard that few if any notable historic figures could meet (I believe the Parthians and Persians, waged war, had slaves and slaughtered innocents).
Pure tendentious sophistry.
looking at the present day manifestations of Greek culture versus Iran as a standard of the relative superiority of the antecedent cultures seems as valid a measure as your casuistry.
Greek culture begat the Western Democracies, pluralism, women’s suffrage (and gender equity movements), the LGBT movement, the enlightenment, and freedom of speech and religion.
The modern-day “fruit’ of Persian culture evidenced in Iran is a theocratic autocracy, codified misogyny and homophobia, religious intolerance, forced sexual “conversions”, and a terrorist sub rosa hegemony immiserating millions.
Thanks for a very useful perspective. I’m often torn between the good done by Washington, Jefferson, et al, and the bad incumbent on their times such as slavery.
And then there are figures such as ML King who left us with a treasure trove of inspiring messages yet was as imperfect as us all. Einstein was surely a genious but have you seen the instructions to his wife! Gandhi was probably no easier to live with.
Your comments help me sort through the nature of life.
Quite an eye opener. But the good is oft interred in their bones. Is it not evil to speak bad of the dead? Or shouldn’t we take the good and sweep the bad under the carpet on a forward moving path of our miserable existence, due to confusing and lopsided interpretations. Lead kindly light.
It was the lust of centuries, and Aristotle just fullfiled in the end.
After since it is being repeated again.
Really really i surpirice you! Aristotel
Is about the good the bad and the ugly
It is important to accept that theBad is as Good as the Good in this world. Unfortunately we fo not fo a deep introspection to evaluate what Good the Bad has brought about in our lives.
We should accept the fact that in our world we have basically two types of people
1 . An Optimist and 2. A Pessimist
The optimist looks at the Brighter side of things, whilst a Pessimist always looks at the Darker side of things. Now, if the Pessimist would not look at the Darker side an Optimist would never further refine the Brighter side. Deep down the Pessimist view is trigerring the way for further refining or brightening of life
The man already said genius has a mixture of madness. Take it from either of your Angles. For or against.