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Best Aristotle Quotes

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A list of the best Aristotle quotes. This list is arranged by which famous Aristotle quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest Aristotle quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from Aristotle should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable Aristotle quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Aristotle quotes?" and "What is the most famous Aristotle quote?"

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    Memory is the scribe of the soul.

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

    Habit More
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    Hope is a waking dream.

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

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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.

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    The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

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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.

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

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

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

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    Man is by nature a political animal.

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    Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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    Friendship is essentially a partnership.

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    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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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.

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    No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.

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

    Discipline More
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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 More
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    Education is the best provision for old age.

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    Cruel is the strife of brothers.

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    Happiness is a sort of action.

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    Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

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

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

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    Happiness is activity.

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    Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.

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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.

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    The secret to humor is surprise.

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    No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye.

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    Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.

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

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    Hope is the dream of a waking man.

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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 More
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    All men by nature desire to know.

    Nature More
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    The law is reason, free from passion.

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    Nor was civil society founded merely to preserve the lives of its members; but that they might live well: for otherwise a state might be composed of slaves, or the animal creation... nor is it an alliance mutually to defend each other from injuries, or for a commercial intercourse. But whosoever endeavors to establish wholesome laws in a state, attends to the virtues and vices of each individual who composes it; from whence it is evident, that the first care of him who would found a city, truly deserving that name, and not nominally so, must be to have his citizens virtuous.

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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 More
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    Praise invariably implies a reference to a higher standard.

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    The soul never thinks without a picture.

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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.

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    There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.

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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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    The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.

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

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    Wit is educated insolence.

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    To the query, What is a friend? his reply was A single soul dwelling in two bodies.

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    Well begun is half done.

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    The end of labor is to gain leisure.

    Leisure More
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