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

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

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

642

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

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Aristotle quote Dignity does not consist in possessing h

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

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Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth.

Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.

575

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

515

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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.

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Aristotle quote Educating the mind without educating the

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

43

Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.

332

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

331

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

324
Aristotle quote A friend to all is a friend to none.

A friend to all is a friend to none.

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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.

309

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

307

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

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Aristotle quote We are what we repeatedly do; excellence

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

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About Aristotle

Quotes 1252 sayings
Nationality Greek
Profession Philosopher
Birthday 384 BC

He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.

277

When there is no middle class, and the poor greatly exceed in number, troubles arise, and the state soon comes to an end.

270

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

262
Aristotle quote Education is an ornament in prosperity a

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

16

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

254

No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

233

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

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Aristotle quote I count him braver who overcomes his des

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

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We are what we repeatedly do... excellence, therefore, isn't just an act, but a habit and life isn't just a series of events, but an ongoing process of self-definition.

173

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

170

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

162

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

151

The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

147

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

143

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

131

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

131

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

129

The most important relationship we can all have is the one you have with yourself, the most important journey you can take is one of self-discovery. To know yourself, you must spend time with yourself, you must not be afraid to be alone. Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

128

A friend to all is a friend to none.

125

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

120

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

117

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

114

Wit is educated insolence.

105

Find the good. Seek the Unity. Ignore the divisions among us.

105

Without friends no one would choose to live.

104

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

100

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

99

At the intersection where your gifts, talents, and abilities meet a human need;

therein you will discover your purpose

96

The end of labor is to gain leisure.

88

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

87

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.

86

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

82

Man is by nature a political animal.

82

The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.

78

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

77

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

76

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

74

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

74

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

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