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Quotes by Aristotle

A Collection of Quotes by 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.”

“To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

“Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do.”

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

“When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end.”

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

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

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

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”

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

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

“Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Give a man a poisoned fish, you feed him for the rest of his life.”

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

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

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

“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.”

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

“The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own.”

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

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

“Those who cannot bravely face danger are the slaves of their attackers.”

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

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

“Hope is a waking dream.”

“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”

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

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

“One may go wrong in many different ways, but right only in one, which is why it is easy to fail and difficult to succeed.”

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

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

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human.”

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

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

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

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

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

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

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

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery.”

“Wit is educated insolence.”

“Be a free thinker and don’t accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.”

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods”

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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