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Quotes By Aristotle

Date of Birth: 384 BC    Date of Death: 322 BC

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A friend to all is a friend to none.  ~ Aristotle


A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.  ~ Aristotle


All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.  ~ Aristotle


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


We make war that we may live in peace.  ~ Aristotle


Wit is educated insolence.  ~ Aristotle


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.  ~ Aristotle


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


We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.  ~ Aristotle


Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.  ~ Aristotle


Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.  ~ Aristotle


Change in all things is sweet.  ~ Aristotle


Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.  ~ Aristotle


The whole is more than the sum of its parts.  ~ Aristotle


Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.  ~ Aristotle


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.  ~ Aristotle


The law is reason, free from passion.  ~ Aristotle


The soul never thinks without a picture.  ~ Aristotle


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.  ~ Aristotle


The energy of the mind is the essence of life.  ~ Aristotle


What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.  ~ Aristotle


The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.  ~ Aristotle


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.  ~ Aristotle


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


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


Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.  ~ Aristotle


Most people would rather give than get affection.  ~ Aristotle


Man is by nature a political animal.  ~ Aristotle


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.  ~ Aristotle


Hope is a waking dream.  ~ Aristotle


Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.  ~ Aristotle


Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.  ~ Aristotle


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


It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.  ~ Aristotle


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.  ~ Aristotle


Happiness depends upon ourselves.  ~ Aristotle


Nature does nothing in vain.  ~ Aristotle


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.  ~ Aristotle


No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.  ~ Aristotle


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.  ~ Aristotle


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.  ~ Aristotle


Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.  ~ Aristotle


Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.  ~ Aristotle


Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.  ~ Aristotle


At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.  ~ Aristotle


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


Education is the best provision for old age.  ~ Aristotle


Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.  ~ Aristotle


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.  ~ Aristotle


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.  ~ Aristotle


Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.  ~ Aristotle


All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.  ~ Aristotle


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.  ~ Aristotle


All men by nature desire knowledge.  ~ Aristotle


A true friend is one soul in two bodies.  ~ Aristotle


Bad men are full of repentance.  ~ Aristotle


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