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.


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.     

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

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Most of the things about which we make decisions, and into which therefore we inquire, present us with alternative possibilities.     

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Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.     

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

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One can with but moderate possessions do what one ought.     

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

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

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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.     

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

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A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies.     

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

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.     

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Quitting smoking is rather a marathon than a sprint. It is not a one-time attempt, but a longer effort.     

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Metaphor is halfway between the unintelligible and the commonplace.     

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Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.     

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Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.     

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The misanthrope, as an essentially solitary man, is not a man at all: he must be a beast or a god.     

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What is common to many is least taken care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than what they possess in common with others.     

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.     

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.     

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Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.     

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For often, when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream.     

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

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

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For contemplation is both the highest form of activity since the intellect is the highest thing in us, and the objects that it apprehends are the highest things that can be known, and also it is the most continuous, because we are more capable of continuous contemplation than we are of any practical activity.     

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A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.     

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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.     

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All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world.     

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