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.


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

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

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

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To give away money is an easy matter and in any man's power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man's power nor an easy matter.     

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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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Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.     

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

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Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.     

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

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

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The many are more incorruptible than the few; they are like the greater quantity of water which is less easily corrupted than a little.     

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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.     

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We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly.     

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Teaching is the highest form of understanding.     

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To perceive is to suffer.     

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.     

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.     

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You are never too old to set another goal. Or to dream a new dream.     

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Happiness is something final and complete in itself, As being the aim and end of practical activities whatever... Happiness then we define as the active exercise of the mind In conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.     

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.     

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A true disciple shows his appreciation by reaching further than his teacher.     

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