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The Best Aristotle Quotes

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A list of the best Aristotle quotes. This list is arranged according to which famous Aristotle quotes have received the most votes from philosophers like you, so only the greatest Aristotle quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Aristotle should be listed, but you can add more if any profound thoughts from Aristotle are missing. This list includes notable Aristotle quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

Quotes by Aristotle are among the most influential quotes of all time. Not surprising, since the ancient Greek philosopher's insights have shaped centuries of human thought and western cultural development. Looking for Aristotle quotes on happiness or love? How about Aristotle quotes on education or politics? You'll find them all among these Aristotelian quotations.

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

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

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    Memory is the scribe of the soul. Memory

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    Happiness depends upon ourselves. Happiness

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    Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy. Anger

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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. Self-control

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    Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well. Education

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

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    Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. Excellence

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    Hope is a waking dream. Hope

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    To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do. Writers and Writing

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    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. Love

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    Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. Love

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    The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Life and Living

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    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Excellence

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

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

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

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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. Goal

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    Friendship is essentially a partnership. Friends and Friendship

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    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Poverty and The Poor

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

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    No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. Madness

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    First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. Goal

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    It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. Goodness

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    Man is by nature a political animal. Humankind

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    Happiness is a sort of action. Happiness

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

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    Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Possibilities

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    In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. Friends and Friendship

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    The secret to humor is surprise. Humour

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    Education is the best provision for old age. Education

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    All men by nature desire to know. Nature

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    Nature does nothing uselessly. Nature

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    The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Courage

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    They -- Young People have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else. Youth

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    What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies. Friends and Friendship

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    Happiness is activity. Happiness

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    No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Insanity

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    Hope is the dream of a waking man. Hope

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    The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Pleasure

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    There is no great genius without a mixture of madness. Genius

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    We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. Anger

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    Wit is educated insolence. Wit

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    The soul never thinks without a picture. Soul

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    Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts. Morality

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    Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons. Equality

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    The most perfect political community must be amongst those who are in the middle rank, and those states are best instituted wherein these are a larger and more respectable part, if possible, than both the other; or, if that cannot be, at least than either of them separate. Middle class

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    The law is reason, free from passion. Law and Lawyers

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