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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

  • introspection


There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, Say nothing, and Be nothing.

  • criticism


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

  • love


The more you know, the more you know you don't know.

  • knowlede




Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

  • education


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

  • Intelligence


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

  • Excellence


A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

  • Friends


The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

  • Equality


Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

  • Education


There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

  • Genius


Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

  • time


Happiness depends upon ourselves.

  • Happiness


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

  • act


Without friends no one would choose to live.

  • Friends


Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.

  • Love


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

  • courage


The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

  • Education


Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.

  • solitude


Hope is a waking dream.

  • Hope


Most people would rather give than get affection.

  • Love


Education is the best provision for old age.

  • Education


A friend to all is a friend to none.

  • friendship


The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

  • Life


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

  • Insanity


The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

  • Pleasure


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

  • Friends


What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.

  • Discipline


We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.

  • Rest


There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

  • genius



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Aristotle quotes about friends

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A true friend is one soul in two bodies.

  • Friends


Without friends no one would choose to live.

  • Friends


A friend to all is a friend to none.

  • friendship


Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

  • Friends


My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

  • friendship


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • friendship


What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • Friends


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

  • Friends


Friendship is essentially a partnership.

  • Friends


To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • Friends


Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.

  • Friends


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

  • friendship


In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

  • Friends


Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

  • choose


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Aristotle quotes about life

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

  • Life


To perceive is to suffer.

  • empathy


The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

  • awareness


Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.

  • create


Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

  • politics


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

  • different


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.

  • cares


It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.

  • banquet


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Aristotle quotes about excellence

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

  • Excellence


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

  • act


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

  • Excellence


Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

  • alike


It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.

  • Excellence


Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

  • act


Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.

  • being


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Aristotle quotes about nature

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

  • Nature


All men by nature desire to know.

  • Nature


If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

  • nature


He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

  • another


For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

  • bats


Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.

  • graver


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

  • nature


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Aristotle quotes about happiness

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.

  • Happiness


...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...

  • Happiness


If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.

  • Happiness


Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

  • politics


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

  • different


Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.

  • happiness


Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

  • soul


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It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.

  • Moderation


Wit is educated insolence.

  • Intelligence


Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.

  • Personality


It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

  • Habits




My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

  • friendship


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

  • anticipation


Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.

  • Goals


The secret to humor is surprise.

  • Humor


Memory is the scribe of the soul.

  • Memory


It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.

  • Goodness


For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

  • Actions


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

  • Excellence


No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.

  • Madness


Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.

  • Potential


To perceive is to suffer.

  • empathy


Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

  • difference


I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

  • Control


The end of labor is to gain leisure.

  • Rest


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

  • Actions


Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.

  • Confidence


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • friendship


Well begun is half done.

  • Actions


At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.

  • Animals


The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

  • Education


No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.

  • Evil


Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.

  • Humor


To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.

  • Authors


Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

  • Character


What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • Friends


The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.

  • Youth


The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

  • Bravery


Nature does nothing uselessly.

  • Nature


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

  • Poverty


The soul never thinks without a picture.

  • Soul


The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

  • Teaching


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

  • confidence


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.

  • braves


One thing alone not even God can do,To make undone whatever hath been done.


We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.

  • Actions


It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

  • DeceptionLying


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

  • Friends


Friendship is essentially a partnership.

  • Friends


Hope is the dream of a waking man.

  • Hope


Obstinate people can be divded into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.

  • Stubbornness


The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.

  • awareness


We make war that we may live in peace.

  • peace


I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

  • being


This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.

  • Children


Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

  • Equality


Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.

  • Freedom


To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • Friends


It was through the feeling of wonder that men now and at first began to philosophize.

  • Knowledge


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.

  • Morals


All men by nature desire to know.

  • Nature


Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

  • Poetry


No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.

  • Responsibility


The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.

  • Tragedy


Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.

  • mean


Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

  • fear


In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.

  • democracy


Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

  • Beauty


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

  • Dignity


All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

  • Empire


Cruel is the strife of brothers.

  • Family


Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.

  • Friends


Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

  • Politics


He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

  • Solitude


The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.

  • Truth


In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.

  • arrangement


Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.

  • Character


Every rascal is not a thief, but every thief is a rascal.

  • Crime


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.

  • Education


It's best to rise from life like a banquet, neither thirsty or drunken.

  • Moderation


Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

  • Praise


The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.

  • Virtue


Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.

  • acquire


The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.

  • class


Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.

  • create


Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

  • hope


If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.

  • nature


Bad men are full of repentance.

  • Forgiveness


...happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it...

  • Happiness


If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.

  • Happiness


Man is by nature a political animal.

  • Humanity


In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake.

  • Revolution


For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.

  • Success


Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.

  • Suffering


He who can be, and therefore is, another's, and he who participates in reason enough to apprehend, but not to have, is a slave by nature.

  • another


The gods too are fond of a joke.

  • fond


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

  • art


Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.

  • absolutely


Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

  • decline


All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

  • absorb


Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.

  • arms


What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.


We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

  • Anger


It is easy to fly into a passion... anybody can do that, but to be angry with the right person to the right extent and at the right time and in the right way that is not easy.

  • Bravery


The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

  • Equality


The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

  • Justice


The law is reason, free from passion.

  • Law


Homer has taught all other poets the are of telling lies skillfully.

  • Poetry


We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

  • Soul


Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth.

  • Truth


Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.

  • Virtue


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.

  • creates


Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

  • alike


For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all.

  • bats


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 government to the utmost.

  • equality


It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world.

  • appearance


Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

  • politics


Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.

  • best


Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

  • friendship


Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.

  • politics


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.

  • different


No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.

  • choose


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.

  • cares


Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.

  • art


It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.

  • banquet


What lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.


Philosophy is the science which considers truth.



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When Aristotle was born? Aristotle was born on 384 BC.

Who is Aristotle? Aristotle biography. Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.

Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. He was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality and aesthetics, logic and science, politics and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by modern physics. In the biological sciences, some of his observations were only confirmed to be accurate in the nineteenth century. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which were incorporated in the late nineteenth century into modern formal logic. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism had a profound influence on philosophical and theological thinking in the Islamic and Jewish traditions in the Middle Ages, and it continues to influence Christian theology, especially Eastern Orthodox theology, and the scholastic tradition of the Roman Catholic Church. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today.

Though Aristotle wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues (Cicero described his literary style as "a river of gold"), it is thought that the majority of his writings are now lost and only about one third of the original works have survived.

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