Aristotle Quotes

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


Memory is the scribe of the soul.


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.


Happiness depends upon ourselves.


Hope is a waking dream.


To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.


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


Anyone can become angry — that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way — this is not easy.


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.


Man is by nature a political animal.


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



The energy of the mind is the essence of life.


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


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


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


All men by nature desire to know.


Friendship is essentially a partnership.


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.


Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.


The secret to humor is surprise.


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.


Happiness is a sort of action.


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


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act by a habit.


No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.


No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.


Education is the best provision for old age.


Cruel is the strife of brothers.


Happiness is activity.


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.


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


The soul never thinks without a picture.


Hope is the dream of a waking man.


The law is reason, free from passion.


It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.


Wit is educated insolence.