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.


Hope is a waking dream.     

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work     

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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.     

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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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Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.     

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.     

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Every great genius has an admixture of madness.     

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.     

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Teaching is the highest form of understanding.     

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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.     

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A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must not be mean or above the dignity of the subject. It must be appropriate.     

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A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.     

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A friend to all is a friend to none.     

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Friendship is essentially a partnership.     

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

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

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To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.     

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It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.     

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Distance does not break off the friendship absolutely, but only the activity of it.     

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Adventure is worthwhile.     

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To the sober person adventurous conduct often seems insanity.     

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

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The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.     

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     

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The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication.     

Aristotle

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

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Beauty depends on size as well as symmetry. No very small animal can be beautiful, for looking at it takes so small a portion of time that the impression of it will be confused. Nor can any very large one, for a whole view of it cannot be had at once.     

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A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.     

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Tragedy is a representation of action that is worthy of serious attention, complete in itself and of some magnitude bringing about by means of pity and fear the purging of such emotions.     

Aristotle