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.'

We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons. Aristotle
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle
If liberty and equality, as is thought by some are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost. Aristotle
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle
No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. Aristotle
We must as second best...take the least of the evils. Aristotle
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Aristotle
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. Aristotle
Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle
Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle
Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. Aristotle
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Aristotle
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences. Aristotle
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it. 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
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it. Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. Aristotle
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper. Aristotle
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle

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