384 BC - 322 BC

108 Greatest Quotes By Aristotle

Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. Aristotle
Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. Aristotle
One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy. Aristotle
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. Aristotle
The high-minded man does not bear grudges, for it is not the mark of a great soul to remember injuries, but to forget them. Aristotle
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Aristotle
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation. Aristotle
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Aristotle
The proof that you know something is that you are able to teach it. Aristotle
Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time. Aristotle
Teenagers these days are out of control. They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers. Aristotle
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way. Aristotle
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed. 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
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
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility. The story should never be made up of improbable incidents; there should be nothing of the sort in it. Aristotle
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. Aristotle
If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development. Aristotle
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle
Teaching is the highest form of understanding. Aristotle
Character is made by many acts; it may be lost by a single one. Aristotle
You are what you repeatedly do. Aristotle
Before you heal the body you must first heal the mind. Aristotle
The intelligence consists not only in the knowledge but also in the skill to apply the knowledge into practice. Aristotle
It is our choice of good or evil that determines our character, not our opinion about good or evil. Aristotle
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
The ultimate end...is not knowledge, but action. To be half right on time may be more important than to obtain the whole truth too late. Aristotle
Think as the wise men think, but talk like the simple people do. Aristotle
The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle
All men by nature desire knowledge. 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
Our problem is not that we aim too high and miss, but that we aim too low and hit. Aristotle
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle
The secret to humor is surprise. Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle
Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain. Aristotle
Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god. Aristotle
Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish. Aristotle
Those who act receive the prizes. Aristotle
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind. Aristotle
Life cannot be lived, and understood, simultaneously. Aristotle
All men seek one goal: success or happiness. Aristotle
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good. Aristotle
When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end. Aristotle
He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle
Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle
A person's life persuades better than his word. Aristotle
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. Aristotle
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. Aristotle