The Best Aristotle Quotes

Quotes from a famous Greek philosopher, Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC ).

Aristotle quotes will inspire and motivate you,and will help you face challenges of life. All these incredible quotes are full of meaning,so take your time and read them carefully to understand them.


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

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”


“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.”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


“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.”


“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”


“No one loves the man whom he fears.”


“A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. ”


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


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


“Change in all things is sweet.”


“Education is the best provision for old age.”


“Friendship is essentially a partnership.”


“Hope is a waking dream.”


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


“Well begun is half done.”


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


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


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


“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.”


“Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.”


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


“A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.”


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


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


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


“Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.”


“No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.”


“What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.”


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


“To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.”


“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”


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


“We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.”


“Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.”


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


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


“We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.”


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


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


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


“In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.”


“In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.”

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