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Aristotle Quotes

Page 5 of 8
384 BC - 322 BC
Nationality: Greek
Category: Philosopher
Subcategory: Greek Philosopher

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.


All men by nature desire knowledge.


A friend to all is a friend to none.


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


Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.


Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.


No one loves the man whom he fears.


This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.


Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved.


What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.


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


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


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.


Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.


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

    Topics: Courage

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.


Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

    Topics: Education

A true friend is one soul in two bodies.


Hope is the dream of a waking man.


Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.


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