Aristoteles Quotes

Who is Aristoteles?

Aristoteles a.k.a. Aristotle was a Greek philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece. Aristotle founded the Lyceum and was a student of Plato and a tutor of Alexander The Great.

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Best 62 Quotes by Aristoteles

“A fool contributes nothing worth hearing and takes offense at everything.”

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

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“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.”

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“At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need; therein you will discover your purpose.”

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“Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth. Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.”

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“Before you heal the body you must first heal the mind.”

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“Character is revealed through action.”

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“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”

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“Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.”

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

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“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.”

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

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“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

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“Fortune favours the bold.”

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

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“Happiness is a quality of the soul, not a function of one's material circumstances.”

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“Happiness is the highest good.”

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“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

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“Happiness lies in virtuous activity, and perfect happiness lies in the best activity, which is contemplative.”

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“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”

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“He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.”

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“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

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“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.”

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

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“It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.”

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

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“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.”

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“Man is by nature a political animal.”

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“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”

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

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“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

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“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

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“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

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“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”

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

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“Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers.”

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“The fool tells me his reason; the wise man persuades me with my own.”

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“The greatest of all pleasures is the pleasure of learning.”

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“The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them.”

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“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”

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“The law is reason, free from passion.”

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“The man who is truly good and wise will bear with dignity whatever fortune sends, and will always make the best of his circumstances.”

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“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.”

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“The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

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

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

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

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“The worst thing about slavery is that the slaves eventually get to like it.”

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“There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”

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“Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do.”

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

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“Through discipline comes freedom.”

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“Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of time and is forgotten through the lapse of time.”

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

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“We become brave by doing brave acts.”

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“Well begun is half done.”

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“What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.”

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“Whatever lies within our power to do lies also within our power not to do.”

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

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“Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”

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

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“Your happiness depends on you alone.”

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