Aristotle quotes

A list created by: Lee Sonogan

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Aristotle was a part of the big three of the original greek philosophy. Along side Socrates and Plato, Aristotle was Plato’s greatest student. At the age of 18 he joined Plato’s academy and finished at the age of 37. Soon after he became a tutor for Alexander the Great. He is known for the first studies of logic, Syllogism, Aristotelian philosophy, the theory of the soul and virtue ethics.

  • “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
    ― Aristotle, Metaphysics
  • “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Philosophy can make people sick.”
    ― Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
  • “It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “All who have meditated upon the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depend upon the education of youth.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Memory is the scribe of the soul”
    ― Aristotle
  • “He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
    ― Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics
  • “All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”
    ― Aristotle, Selected Works
  • “PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”
    ― Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle
  • “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
    ― 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
  • “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “Hope is a waking dream.”
    ― 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
  • “No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”
    ― Aristotle
  • “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”
    ― Aristotle
Some of his best quotes above and there is definitely many I missed for sure. The man also had many other interests. they include music, physics, zoology, psychology, biology, rhetoric, poetry, politics and much more. Dying in 322BC his work continues to be connected to modern times. We need more philosophers in present is my personal opinion.

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