Quotes of Aristotle

“ It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting 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

“ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. ”

- Aristotle

“ 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. ”

- Aristotle

“ Hope is a waking dream. ”

- Aristotle

“ Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ”

- Aristotle

“ It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ”

- Aristotle

“ All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. ”

- Aristotle

“ Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ”

- Aristotle

“ Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. ”

- Aristotle

“ How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms. ”

- Aristotle

“ The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ”

- Aristotle

“ One swallow does not make a summer. ”

- Aristotle

“ In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ”

- Aristotle

“ When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life. ”

- Aristotle

“ The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class. ”

- 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

“ Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had. ”

- Aristotle

“ I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies. ”

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

“ Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. ”

- Aristotle

“ Hope is a waking dream. ”

- Aristotle

“ Education is the best provision for old age. ”

- Aristotle

“ It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ”

- 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

“ Evil brings men together. ”

- Aristotle

“ Evil draws men together. ”

- Aristotle

“ We must as second best...take the least of the evils. ”

- Aristotle

“ To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character. ”

- Aristotle
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