55 Aristotle Famous Quotes

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher in Ancient Greece 384-322 BC. He was the founder the Peripatetic school of philosophy, and the Aristotelian tradition. His writings cover subjects such as metaphysics, ethics, poetry, psychology, etc. Aristotle was a brilliant and insightful individual to say the least. Listed below are 55 of Aristotle’s best Quotes which are full of wisdom.

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

“Most people would rather give than get affection.”

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

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

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”

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

“We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.”

“Hope is a waking dream.”

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

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

“Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.”

“There is no great genius without some touch of madness.”

“To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.”

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

“It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.”

“Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.”

“Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.”

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.”

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”

“Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.”

“There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.”

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

“The eyes of some persons are large, others small, and others of a moderate size; the last-mentioned are the best. And some eyes are projecting, some deep-set, and some moderate, and those which are deep-set have the most acute vision in all animals; the middle position is a sign of the best disposition.”

“No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.”

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

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

“Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.”

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

“Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.”

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

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

“Change in all things is sweet.”

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

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

“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.”

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

“It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.”

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”

“But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.”

“Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.”

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

“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”

“Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.”

“Wit is educated insolence.”

“The soul never thinks without a picture.”

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”

“If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.”

“The secret to humor is surprise.”

“Friendship is essentially a partnership.”

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

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”

“For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.”

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