Aristotle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Aristotle quotes, Aristotle sayings, and Aristotle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Well begun is half done. Aristotle
Happiness depends on ourselves. Aristotle
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular. Aristotle
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold._ Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. 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 neighbour to have them through envy. Aristotle
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. Aristotle
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. Aristotle
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
Friends are much better tried in bad fortune than in good. Aristotle
Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods. Aristotle
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Aristotle
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. Aristotle
Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. Aristotle
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. Aristotle
Man's best friend is one who wishes well to the object of his wish for his sake, even if no one is to know of it. Aristotle
Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids. Aristotle
Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it. Aristotle
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves. 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
What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle