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.'

Most of the things about which we make decisions, and into which therefore we inquire, present us with alternative possibilities. Aristotle
Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve. Aristotle
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. Aristotle
One can with but moderate possessions do what one ought. Aristotle
Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot. Aristotle
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them. Aristotle
Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. Aristotle
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle
A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies. Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
Quitting smoking is rather a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort. Aristotle
Metaphor is halfway between the unintelligible and the commonplace. Aristotle
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions. Aristotle
The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god. Aristotle
What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others. Aristotle
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Aristotle
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle
For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream. Aristotle
It is better to rise from life as from a banquet - neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle
For contemplation is both the highest form of activity since the intellect is the highest thing in us, and the objects that it apprehends are the highest things that can be known, and also it is the most continuous, because we are more capable of continuous contemplation than we are of any practical activity. Aristotle
A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so. 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
All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world. Aristotle
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle
Metaphysics is universal and is exclusively concerned with primary substance. And here we will have the science to study that which is, both in its essence and in the properties which it has. Aristotle