34 Famous Philosopher Aristotle Quotes

Famous Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and Scientist. He was known for his writings which became the foundation of Western Philosophy. Aristotle was an intelligent man and remained popular through out ages for his contribution in several sectors like Physics, Biology, Music, Theatre, zoology, Metaphysics, Poetry, Politics and many more.

Life of Aristotle was bit difficult at young age, Aristotle parents passed away and he was raised by his sister(Arimneste) and her husband(Proxenus). Aristotle worked hard to acquire knowledge under Plato’s Guidance. After the Plato’s death he left Athens, the city where he spent most of his life and went ahead to teach Alexander the great.

During his lifetime, Aristotle wrote several books and manuscripts but many of Aristotle’s writings were lost and only 1/3rd of his writings exists today. Aristotle died centuries ago but still he is one of most influential people. If you want to know more about life of Aristotle you can read his books.

Let’s take a look at some of best Aristotle quotes to give you idea inside his brilliant mind.

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List of 34 Famous Philosopher Aristotle Quotes

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

~Aristotle

2. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom”

~Aristotle

3. “Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something”

~Aristotle

4. “The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain”

~Aristotle

5. “The energy of the mind is the essence of life”

~Aristotle

6. “It is possible to fail in many ways while to succeed is possible only in one way”

~Aristotle

7. “What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies”

~Aristotle

8. “He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader”

~Aristotle

9. “The more you know, the more you know you don’t know”

~Aristotle

10. “For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them”

~Aristotle

11. “Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion”

~Aristotle

12. “Happiness belongs to the self sufficient”

~Aristotle

13. “Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them”

~Aristotle

14. “Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals”

~Aristotle

15. “ The soul never thinks without a mental picture”

~Aristotle

16. “No man of high and generous spirit is ever willing to indulge in flattery; the good may feel affection for others, but will not flatter them”

~Aristotle

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

~Aristotle

18. “The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake”

~Aristotle

19. “Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”

~Aristotle

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

~Aristotle

21. “Happiness depends upon ourselves”

~Aristotle

22. “I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self”

~Aristotle

23. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet”

~Aristotle

24. “Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime”

~Aristotle

25. “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”

~Aristotle

26. “The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead”

~Aristotle

27. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light”

~Aristotle

28. “To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man”

~Aristotle

29. “He who has overcome his fears will truly be free”

~Aristotle

30. “All men by nature desire knowledge”

~Aristotle

31. “Learning is not child’s play, we cannot learn without pain”

~Aristotle

32. “The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend”

~Aristotle

33. “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

34. “Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god”

~Aristotle

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Last thing to my readers, I would like to know in comments, Which of the  above aristotle quotes you like the most ?

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Neeraj Kaple is a software engineer based in Mumbai. He writes articles which motivates/inspire people to achieve their goals. He also writes about software's, blogging tools, internet marketing and how-to guides on his another Blog Techmazic.com.

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