Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle was one of the greatest personalities in his time. He was a great philosopher, a Teacher to Alexander the great and a student to Plato. He has written many topics which include poetry, logic, ethics, zoology, metaphysics, theater and physics. He has shared many inspiring quotes during his time. Aristotle quotes has covered wide range of topics including love, friendship, education, politics, and education.

You can truly find inspiration in his writings and literature pieces. I am one of those who use some of Aristotle quotes as my facebook status, especially about friends. Aristotle friendship quotes are truly awesome and most of us can really relate to it. His quotes about excellence are also exceptional. So here’s my collection of quotes from Aristotle that I hope you’ll enjoy. If you’re looking for Albert Einstein quotes, feel free to browse in our QUOTES section.

Famous Aristotle Quotes and Sayings

Quotes by Aristotle, Aristotle Famous Quotes and Aristotle Onassis Quotes

 

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

 

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

 

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
– Aristotle

In nine cases out of ten, a woman had better show more affection than she feels.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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

 

Democracy is when the indigent,
And not the men of property, are the rulers.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
– Aristotle

 

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men,
While envy is base and belongs to the base,
For the one makes himself get good things by jealousy,
While the other does not allow his neighbor to have them through envy.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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

 

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children
Because they are more certain they are their own.
– Aristotle

 

Change in all things is sweet.
– Aristotle

 

Courage is the first of human qualities
Because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
– Aristotle

 

The law is reason, free from passion.
– Aristotle

 

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
– Aristotle

 

Aristotle Quotes on Education

Aristotle education quotes, Aristotle Quotes on Excellence

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

Wit is educated insolence.
– Aristotle

 

The soul never thinks without a picture.
– Aristotle

 

All men by nature desire knowledge.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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.
– Aristotle

 

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.
– 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

 

Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

Aristotle Quotes on Love

Aristotle love quotes, Love quotes by Aristotle

 

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

Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
– Aristotle

 

For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
– Aristotle

 

Aristotle Quotes on Happiness

 

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
– Aristotle

 

Men are what they are because their characters,
but it is in action that they find happiness or the reverse.
– Aristotle

 

The secret to humor is surprise.
– Aristotle

 

Suffering becomes beautiful
When anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness,
Not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
– Aristotle

 

Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life,
The whole aim and end of human existence
– Aristotle

 

The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime;
For one swallow does not a summer make.
– Aristotle

 

Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient
– Aristotle

 

Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.
– Aristotle

 

The happy life is thought to be one of excellence;
Now an excellent life requires exertion,
And does not consist in amusement.
– Aristotle

 

Happiness is a sort of action.
– Aristotle

 

Happiness seems to require a modicum of external prosperity.
– Aristotle

 

Aristotle Friendship Quotes

 

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
– Aristotle

 

Wishing to be friends is quick work,
But friendship is a slow ripening fruit.
– Aristotle

 

Without friends no one would choose to live.
– Aristotle

 

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.
– Aristotle

 

A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so.
– Aristotle

 

A friend is a second self.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Aristotle Quotes on Life

Hope is a waking dream.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness
And the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

What it lies in our power to do,
It lies in our power not to do.
– Aristotle

 

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger,
Since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently;
But he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life –
Knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
– Aristotle

 

The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
– Aristotle

 

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

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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

 

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.
– Aristotle

 

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
– Aristotle

 

He who is unable to live in society,
Or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself,
Must be either a beast or a god.
– Aristotle

 

I have gained this from philosophy:
that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
– Aristotle

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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.
– Aristotle

 

Bad men are full of repentance.
– Aristotle

 

Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people,
And therefore deprive them of their arms.
– Aristotle

 

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.
– Aristotle

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