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Quote of Aristotle - Poetry is finer and more philosophical...

Biography - Aristotle:

Greek philosopher.
Born: -384 - Died: -322
4th century BC
Place of birth: Greece

Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.



(French, German)

La poésie est une chose plus philosophique et plus noble que l'histoire : la poésie dit, plutôt le général, l'histoire le particulier.

Dichtung ist philosophischer und bedeutender als die Geschichtsschreibung. Denn die Dichtung redet eher vom Allgemeinen, die Geschichtsschreibung vom Besonderen.

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Every age has its own poetry in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry.

Poetry is related to philosophy as experience is related to empirical science.

Poetry comes nearer to vital truth than history.

Poetry implies the whole truth, philosophy expresses only a particle of it.

Quotes for: History


Quotes about history:

What experience and history teach is this — that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.

Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the caveman had known how to laugh, History would have been different.

Hegel was right when he said that we learn from history that man can never learn anything from history.

What is history? An echo of the past in the future a reflex from the future on the past.

If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.

World history is the progress of the consciousness of freedom.

Quotes for: poetry


Quotes about poetry:

Why should poetry have to make sense?

Poetry heals the wounds inflicted by reason.
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Poesy dissolves foreign being into our own.

Love is the poetry of the senses.

Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard but not seen.

Poetry, it's one of the most pretty nicknames we give to life.


Aristotle also said...

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient.

One swallow does not make a summer.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Nature does nothing in vain.

Man is by nature a political animal.

All men by nature desire knowledge.

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