Aristoteles Quotes

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Quotes by Aristoteles on The Cite Site Aristotélēs 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 63 Quotes by Aristoteles – Page 1 of 3

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

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

“All friendly feelings for others are an extension of man’s feelings for himself.”

“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.”

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

“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.”

“Character is revealed through action.”

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

“Doubt is the beginning of wisdom.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Fortune favours the bold.”

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“Shortly before the 1st of May this year, I have been called by His Imperial Majesty to Brussels. The reason the invitation was that he wanted to have drawn from me the situation of the countries on a fist-sized globe. Undoubtedly, the mathematical instruments were pleased that I had just made his majesty before his last departure to Germany.”

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

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

“Happiness is the highest good.”

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

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

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

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

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

“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.”

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

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

“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.”

“Man is by nature a political animal.”

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“Faith: not wanting to know what the truth is.”

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