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.


There is no great genius withou some touch of madness.     

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Wonder implies the desire to learn.     

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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.     

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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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The good of man is the active exercise of his souls faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them.     

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Law is order, and good law is good order.     

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

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Irrational passions would seem to be as much a part of human nature as is reason.     

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The unfortunate need people who will be kind to them; the prosperous need people to be kind to.     

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The blood of a goat will shatter a diamond.     

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Even in adversity, nobility shines through, when a man endures repeated and severe misfortune with patience, not owing to insensibility but from generosity and greatness of soul.     

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Nobility and worth are to be found only among the few, but their opposite among the many; for there is not one man of merit and high spirit in a hundred, while there are many destitute of both to be found everywhere.     

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Among the sea-fishes many stories are told about the dolphin, indicative of his gentle and kindly nature…. It appears to be the fleetest of all animals, marine and terrestrial, and it can leap over the masts of large vessels.     

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Fate of empires depends on the education of youth.     

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It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others.     

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The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others.      

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

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It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.     

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The ideal man takes joy in doing favors for others.     

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The ideal man is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy.     

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Teachers, who educate children, deserve more honor than parents, who merely gave them birth; for the latter provided mere life, while the former ensured a good life.     

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Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.     

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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.     

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Madness is badness of spirit, when one seeks profit from all sources.     

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He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.     

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Kings ought to differ from their subjects, not in kind, but in perfection.     

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Magistrates rule by an established rotation; kings reign for life.     

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

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

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Long-lived persons have one or two lines which extend through the whole hand; short-lived persons have two lines not extending through the whole hand.     

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