Aristotle Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old aristotle quotes, aristotle sayings, and aristotle proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

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We make war that we may live in peace.     

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

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In the arena of human life, the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.     

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

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.     

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The basis of a democratic state is liberty.     

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

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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.     

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The soul never thinks without a picture.     

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.     

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Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.     

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Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.     

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There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.     

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

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Education is the best provision for old age.     

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The light of the day is followed by night, as a shadow follows a body.     

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Our youth should also be educated with music and physical education.     

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Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.     

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Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.     

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

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What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.     

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

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The soul never thinks without a picture.     

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

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

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

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Law is order, and good law is good order.     

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The law is reason, free from passion.     

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     

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