Each man judges correctly those matters with which he is acquainted; it is of these that he is a competent critic.

Aristotle

Aristotle

Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.

The many are more incorruptible than the few; they are like the greater quantity of water which is less easily corrupted than a little.

Even in adversity, nobility shines through, when a man endures repeated and severe misfortune with patience, not owing to insensibility but from generosity and greatness of soul.

For tyranny is a kind of monarchy which has in view the interest of the monarch only; oligarchy has in view the interest of the wealthy; democracy of the needy: none of them common good of all.

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

Therefore the activity of God, which surpasses all others in blessedness, must be contemplative; and of human activities, therefore, that which is most akin to this must be most of the nature of happiness.

To amuse oneself in order that one may exert oneself, as Anacharsis puts it, seems right; for amusement is a sort of relaxation, and we need relaxation because we cannot work continuously.

PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION.

Shame is an ornament to the young; a disgrace to the old.

The student of politics must study the soul.

Now since shame is a mental picture of disgrace, in which we shrink from the disgrace itself and not from its consequences, and we only care what opinion is held of us because of the people who form that opinion, it follows that the people before whom we feel shame are those whose opinion of us matters to us.

Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.

We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

Between friends there is no need of justice.