Aristotle Quotes

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Aristotle Quotes

 

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” – Aristotle

“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.” – Aristotle

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. ” – Aristotle

“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.” – Aristotle

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” – Aristotle

“Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.” – Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” – Aristotle

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“A friend is a second self.” – Aristotle

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.” – Aristotle

“I have gained this by philosophy … I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.” – Aristotle

“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.” – Aristotle

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.” – Aristotle

“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.” – Aristotle

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” – Aristotle

“Wit is educated insolence.” – Aristotle

“All men by nature desire knowledge.” – Aristotle

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” – Aristotle

“All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.” – Aristotle

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.” – Aristotle

“Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something” – Aristotle

“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.” – Aristotle

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” – Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” – Aristotle

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.” – Aristotle

“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.” – Aristotle

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.” – Aristotle

“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.” – Aristotle

“To perceive is to suffer.” – Aristotle

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle

“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.” – Aristotle

“Nature does nothing uselessly.” – Aristotle

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.” – Aristotle

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.” – Aristotle

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.” – Aristotle

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” – Aristotle

“A friend to all is a friend to none.” – Aristotle

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” – Aristotle

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.” – Aristotle

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.” – Aristotle

“We make war that we may live in peace.” – Aristotle

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.  ” – Aristotle

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” – Aristotle

“Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.” – Aristotle

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle

“The more you know, the more you know you don’t know.” – Aristotle

“Happiness is a state of activity.” – Aristotle

“The end of labor is to gain leisure.” – Aristotle

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” – Aristotle

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” – Aristotle

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle

“Of all the varieties of virtue, liberality is the most beloved.” – 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

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ” – Aristotle

 

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