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Aristotle, Greek Philosopher ( 384 B.C. - 322 B.C. )

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

education roots

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

educated thought

Happiness depends upon ourselves. ~Aristotle

happiness ourselves

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. ~Aristotle

best friend well wishes

Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - is not within everybodys power ~Aristotle

angry anger

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

value of life

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

man animals justice

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

excellence habit

A friend to all is a friend to none. ~Aristotle


Quality is not an act, it is a habit. ~Aristotle

quality habit act

Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers. ~Aristotle

democracy indignant

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

inequality equality

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. ~Aristotle

courage quality honor

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god. ~Aristotle

solitude god

Persuasion is achieved by the speakers personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided. ~Aristotle

persuasion character

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous. ~Aristotle

nature marvelous

Rhetoric may be defined as the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion. This is not a function of any other art. ~Aristotle

rhetoric persuasion

The energy of the mind is the essence of life. ~Aristotle

energy essence life

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~Aristotle

pleasure job perfection

In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. ~Aristotle

democracy poor majority

Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile. ~Aristotle

judgements hostile pleased

The true and the approximately true are apprehended by the same faculty; it may also be noted that men have a sufficient natural instinct for what is true, and usually do arrive at the truth. Hence the man who makes a good guess at truth is likely to make a good guess at probabilities. ~Aristotle

truth instinct

The soul never thinks without a picture. ~Aristotle

soul picture

We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him. ~Aristotle

angry respect fear

No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. ~Aristotle

madness soul

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way. ~Aristotle

men quality acting

Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it. ~Aristotle

excellence reason

It is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make their appearance in the world. ~Aristotle


Well begun is half done. ~Aristotle


Bad men are full of repentance. ~Aristotle

repentance bad men

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. ~Aristotle

habit youth

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action. ~Aristotle

just temperate brave

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. ~Aristotle

youth deceived hope

The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold. ~Aristotle

deviation from the truth

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is natures way. ~Aristotle


There is no great genius without some touch of madness. ~Aristotle

genius madness

Wit is educated insolence. ~Aristotle

wit insolence

Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own. ~Aristotle

mother father children

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best. ~Aristotle

deeds thoughts feelings

Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy. ~Aristotle

jealousy reason envy

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

thirsty drunken banquet

Nature does nothing in vain. ~Aristotle


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

power to do

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

wise pleasure pain

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

power teaching

A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. ~Aristotle

tyrant religion

Whether if soul did not exist time would exist or not, is a question that may fairly be asked; for if there cannot be someone to count there cannot be anything that can be counted, so that evidently there cannot be number; for number is either what has been, or what can be, counted. ~Aristotle

soul exist

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

populous great city

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. ~Aristotle

ruler great ruler

Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. ~Aristotle

understand teach

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. ~Aristotle

fear anticipation evil

Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion ~Aristotle

character persuasion

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~Aristotle

job paid mind

Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~Aristotle

courage quality honor

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire. ~Aristotle

chance nature compulsions habit reason passion desire

The law is reason, free from passion. ~Aristotle

law reason passion

Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. ~Aristotle

inferior superior revolt