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  1. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


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


  3. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


  4. A true friend is one soul in two bodies. find the person who completes you!




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


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


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


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


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


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

    • education

  11. There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.


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


  13. Happiness depends upon ourselves.


  14. Without friends no one would choose to live.


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

    • love

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


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


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

    • education

  19. Hope is a waking dream.


  20. Education is the best provision for old age.

    • education

  21. A friend to all is a friend to none.


  22. Most people would rather give than get affection.

    • love

  23. The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


  24. No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


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


  26. Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

    • friends

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


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


  29. There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

    • genius

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




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  1. Picture quote by Aristotle about dignity

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


  2. Picture quote by Aristotle about education

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


  3. Picture quote by Aristotle about frien

    A friend to all is a friend to none.


  4. Picture quote by Aristotle about excellence

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


  5. Picture quote by Aristotle about education

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


  6. Picture quote by Aristotle about bravery

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


  7. Picture quote by Aristotle about patience

    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.


  8. Picture quote by Aristotle about poverty

    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


  9. Picture quote by Aristotle about leader

    He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.


  10. Picture quote by Aristotle about mind

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


  11. Picture quote by Aristotle about happiness

    Happiness depends upon ourselves.


  12. Picture quote by Aristotle about education

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


  13. Picture quote by Aristotle about friends

    The antidote for 50 enemies is one friend.


  14. Picture quote by Aristotle about pleasure

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


  15. Picture quote by Aristotle about art

    Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.


  16. Picture quote by Aristotle about self

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


  17. Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

    Only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, do nothing.


  18. Picture quote by Aristotle about knowledge

    Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.


  19. Picture quote by Aristotle about ciricism

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


  20. Picture quote by Aristotle about criticism

    Criticism is something we can avoid easily, by saying nothing, and being nothing.


  21. Picture quote by Aristotle about patience

    Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet


  22. Picture quote by Aristotle about happiness

    Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existance


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About Aristotle

Name Aristotle
About Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosophe
Quotes 222 quotes
Nationality Greek
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 384 BC
Top topics friends, soul, life, nature, friendship

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What are the best friends quotes by Aristotle?


    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

    Friendship is essentially a partnership.

    • friends

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

    • friends

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

    • 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

    Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.


    For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.

    • love

    He who hath many friends hath none.

    • friendship

    Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

    • friends

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What are the best soul quotes by Aristotle?


    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

    • love

    A true friend is one soul in two bodies. find the person who completes you!

    • friend

    Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

    • friendship

    The soul never thinks without a picture.


    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

    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.


    Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted.


    But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.


    Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.

    • soul

    To attain any assured knowledge about the soul is one of the most difficult things in the world.


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What are the best life quotes by Aristotle?


    The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

    • life

    To perceive is to suffer.


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


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


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


    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.


    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.


    The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life.

    • life

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What are the best nature quotes by Aristotle?


    Nature does nothing uselessly.


    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.


    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.


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

    • nature

    Nature does nothing in vain.

    • nature

    All men by nature desire knowledge.

    • nature

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What are the best friendship quotes by Aristotle?


    A true friend is one soul in two bodies. find the person who completes you!

    • friend

    A friend to all is a friend to none.

    • friendship

    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

    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.


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

    • friendship

    He who hath many friends hath none.

    • friendship

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Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.


Wit is educated insolence.

  • intelligence

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


Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.




Memory is the scribe of the soul.


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

  • friendship

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


The secret to humor is surprise.


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


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


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


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


Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

  • friendship

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


To perceive is to suffer.

  • empathy

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.


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


The end of labor is to gain leisure.

  • rest

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


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

  • actions

Nature does nothing uselessly.

  • nature

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

  • education

Hope is the dream of a waking man.

  • hope

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.


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


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.


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


Friendship is essentially a partnership.

  • friends

The soul never thinks without a picture.

  • soul

Melancholy men are of all others the most witty.

  • humor

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

  • friends

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

  • actions

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


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.


The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.


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

  • awareness

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


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


We make war that we may live in peace.


Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.

  • confidence

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


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


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


Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures.


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.


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

  • knowledge

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


Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

  • equality

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.


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


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.


Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.


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


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.


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

  • truth

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


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

  • friends

The true end of tragedy is to purify the passions.


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


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

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


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

  • politics

Cruel is the strife of brothers.


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

  • create

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

  • character

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

  • hope

Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.


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

  • moderation

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


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


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

  • nature

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


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

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


...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

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.


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


Bad men are full of repentance.


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


The gods too are fond of a joke.


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


The law is reason, free from passion.


Man is by nature a political animal.


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


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


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.


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


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

  • art

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.


All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.


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


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

  • politics

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


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

  • truth

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

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

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

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

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

  • poetry

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


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

  • happiness

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

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.


Philosophy is the science which considers truth.


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.

  • trouble

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

  • virtue

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

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

  • politics

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


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.


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

  • friendship

What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

  • politics

But if nothing but soul, or in soul mind, is qualified to count, it is impossible for there to be time unless there is soul, but only that of which time is an attribute, i.e. if change can exist without soul.

  • attribute

A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.

  • action

Persuasion is clearly a sort of demonstration, since we are most fully persuaded when we consider a thing to have been demonstrated.



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