Aristotle Quotes (118) Spiritual Sayings

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About the Author: Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry,theater, music, logic, rhetoric, ling uistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. See website for more info - http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle/


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“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
― Aristotle

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

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“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
― Aristotle, Metaphysics

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“Hope is a waking dream.”
― Aristotle

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“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
― Aristotle

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“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
― Aristotle

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

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“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 — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.”
― Aristotle

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

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
― Aristotle

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“To perceive is to suffer.”
― Aristotle

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“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

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

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“A friend to all is a friend to none.”
― Aristotle

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“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
― Aristotle

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

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“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”
― Aristotle

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“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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

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“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”
― Aristotle

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“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”
― Aristotle

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“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
― Aristotle

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“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
― Aristotle

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“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.”
― Aristotle, Selected Works

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“Learning is not child's play; we cannot learn without pain.”
― Aristotle

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“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”
― Aristotle

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“Wit is educated insolence.”
― Aristotle

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“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”
― Aristotle

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“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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

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“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”
― Aristotle

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“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
― Aristotle

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“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”
― Aristotle

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

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“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”
― Aristotle, The Philosophy of Aristotle

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“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”
― Aristotle

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“It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.”
― Aristotle, Selected Writings From The Nicomachean Ethics And Politics
“All men by nature desire knowledge.”
― Aristotle, On Man in the Universe

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“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”
― Aristotle

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“We make war that we may live in peace.”
― Aristotle

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“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
― Aristotle

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“Happiness is a state of activity.”
― Aristotle

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“All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.”
― Aristotle

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“A friend is a second self.”
― Aristotle

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“The Law is Reason free from Passion.”
― Aristotle

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“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are therir own”
― Aristotle

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

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“Comedy aims at representing men as worse, Tragedy as better than in actual life.”
― Aristotle, Aristotle's Poetics

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“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god. ”
― Aristotle, Politics

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“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”
― Aristotle

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“Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.”
― Aristotle

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“Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age.”
― Aristotle

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“He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.”
― Aristotle

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“Nature does nothing uselessly.”
― Aristotle, Politics

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“We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.”
― Aristotle

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“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”
― Aristotle

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“Philosophy can make people sick.”
― Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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“He is his own best friend and takes delight in privacy whereas the man of no virtue or ability is his own worst enemy and is afraid of solitude.”
― Aristotle

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“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled”
― Aristotle

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“The secret to humor is surprise.”
― Aristotle

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“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.”
― Aristotle

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“Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.”
― Aristotle

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

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“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
― Aristotle

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“Wise men speak when they have something to say, fools speak because they have to say something”
― Aristotle

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

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“All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there’s too much corruption in the world”
― Aristotle

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“The gods too are fond of a joke.”
― Aristotle

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“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.”
― Aristotle

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“Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form, but with regard to their mode of life.”
― Aristotle

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“The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.”
― Aristotle

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“The soul never thinks without a mental picture.”
― Aristotle

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“To lead an orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd”
― Aristotle

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“Through discipline comes freedom.”
― Aristotle

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“The more you know, the more you know you don't know.”
― Aristotle

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“Happiness belongs to the self sufficient.”
― Aristotle

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“Anger Is A Gift”
― Aristotle

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“...happiness does not consist in amusement. In fact, it would be strange if our end were amusement, and if we were to labor and suffer hardships all our life long merely to amuse ourselves.... The happy life is regarded as a life in conformity with virtue. It is a life which involves effort and is not spent in amusement....”
― Aristotle

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“PLOT is CHARACTER revealed by ACTION.”
― Aristotle

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“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

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“If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out.”
― Aristotle, Metaphysics

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

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“All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”
― Aristotle

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“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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“These virtues are formed in man by his doing the actions ... The good of man is a working of the soul in the way of excellence in a complete life.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics

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“There is an ideal of excellence for any particular craft or occupation; similarly there must be an excellent that we can achieve as human beings. That is, we can live our lives as a whole in such a way that they can be judged not just as excellent in this respect or in that occupation, but as excellent, period. Only when we develop our truly human capacities sufficiently to achieve this human excellent will we have lives blessed with happiness.”
― Aristotle

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

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“I have gained this by philosophy; that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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“With respect to the requirement of art, the probable impossible is always preferable to the improbable possible.”
― Aristotle, Poetics

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“He who hath many friends hath none.”
― Aristotle

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“It is their character indeed that makes people who they are. But it is by reason of their actions that they are happy or the reverse.”
― Aristotle

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“For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.”
― Aristotle

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“Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because life is sweet and they are growing.”
― Aristotle

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“We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.”
― Aristotle

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“The least deviation from truth will be multiplied later. ”
― Aristotle

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“Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.”
― Aristotle

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“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it”
― Aristotle

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

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“It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.”
― Aristotle

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“Whatever lies within our power to do lies also within our power not to do.”
― Aristotle

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“If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development”
― Aristotle

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“It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.”
― Aristotle

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“We become brave by doing brave acts.”
― Aristotle

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“Friendship is a single soul living in two bodies.”
― Aristotle

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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.”
― Aristotle

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“It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.”
― Aristotle, Politics

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“A friend is a second self, so that our consciousness of a friend's existence...makes us more fully conscious of our own existence.”
― Aristotle

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“Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.”
― Aristotle

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“It's the fastest who gets paid, and it's the fastest who gets laid.”
― Aristotle

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“No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness”
― Aristotle

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