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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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583 60
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle

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289 29
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle

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307 37
Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle

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218 24
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle

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290 39
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. Aristotle

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181 18
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness. Aristotle

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208 23
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle

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314 46
Memory is the scribe of the soul. Aristotle

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35 1
A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one. Aristotle

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131 11
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. Aristotle

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232 31
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. Aristotle

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125 11
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle

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248 39
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle

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75 5
The secret to humor is surprise. Aristotle

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142 16
The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle

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168 22
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. Aristotle

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53 3
michaelj72 added Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

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78 6
All men by nature desire to know. Aristotle

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114 12
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle

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127 16
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Aristotle

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118 14
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst. Aristotle

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67 5
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions. Aristotle

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92 9
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals. Aristotle

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125 16
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love. Aristotle

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29 1
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching. Aristotle