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.'

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. Aristotle
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle
The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all he must be a beast or a god. Aristotle
A person's life persuades better than his word. Aristotle
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed. Aristotle
We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. Aristotle
Adoration is made out of a solitary soul occupying two bodies. Aristotle
The democrats think that as they are equal they ought to be equal in all things. Aristotle
The basis of a democratic state is liberty. Aristotle
The good citizen need not of necessity possess the virtue which makes a good man. Aristotle
The citizens begin by giving up some part of the constitution, and so with greater ease the government change something else which is a little more important, until they have undermined the whole fabric of the state. Aristotle
When the citizens at large administer the state for the common interest, the government is called by the generic name a constitution. Aristotle
Nature makes nothing incomplete, and nothing in vain. Aristotle
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle
Equity is that idea of justice which contravenes the written law. Aristotle
To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. Aristotle
Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle
He who on conviction does and pursues and chooses what is pleasant would be thought to be better than one who does so as a result not of calculation but of incontinence; for he is easier to cure since he may be persuaded to change his mind. Aristotle
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. Aristotle
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation. Aristotle
Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once, and so there will be no unity and completeness. Aristotle
The mathematical sciences particularly exhibit order, symmetry, and limitation; and these are the greatest forms of the beautiful. Aristotle
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Aristotle
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
All proofs rest on premises. Aristotle
There is no great genius withou some touch of madness. Aristotle
Wonder implies the desire to learn. 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
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle
The good of man is the active exercise of his souls faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them. Aristotle