Aristotle Quotes


243 Aristotle quotes:



"A true friend is one soul in two bodies."
"He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god."
"Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so."
"Bad men are full of repentance."
"All men by nature desire to know."
"Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach."
"Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty."
"There was never a genius without a tincture of madness."
"Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Goals Quotes
"In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge."
"All proofs rest on premises"
"They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things -- and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning -- all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything -- they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Youth Quotes
"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"
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"Every action must be due to one or other of seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reasoning, anger, or appetite."
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"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."
"The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
"When their adventures do not succeed, however, they run away; but it was the mark of a brave man to face things that are, and seem, terrible for a man, because it is noble to do so and disgraceful not to do so."
"If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost."
"The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worth-while to live"
Author: Aristotle Quotes Category: Crisis Quotes
"Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends."



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