In his life Aristotle was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

Quotes By Aristotle

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Known as one of the greatest philosophers the world has known, Aristotle’s knowledge was not marginalized to a specific subject. He penned theories on a vast range of topics like Anatomy, Biology, Geology, Physics and Zoology. Most of us might be aware of his beliefs, but there are perhaps only a few who are aware that he was the teacher of Alexander the Great, a renowned monarch. The famous emperor sought advice from his teacher Aristotle on every matter of importance, be it on the professional front like warfare or even personal, like his dietary regime. The book ‘Secretum Secretorum’ (The Secret of Secrets), which Aristotle had penned was a compilation of letters exchanged between the philosopher and Alexander, which encompassed issues such as astrology, medicine, alchemy, ethics and statecraft. In one of the letters, the king apparently told Aristotle that he realized Persian men have the potential to rule a kingdom and hence, he is determined to kill them. However, before getting into action the monarch thought of seeking the advice of his tutor Aristotle. In his reply, this great philosopher asked Alexander not to proceed with his plans as killing Persian men is not the solution. Rather he advised him to win the hearts of his subjects by being kind to them. This advice worked wonders for the king and today we know him as ‘Alexander the Great’, the one who conquered over the world and an iconic man in world history. He may not be physically present amongst us, but his beliefs will remain immortal and we can seek guidance from his quotes.

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

- Aristotle

Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.

- The Nicomachean Ethics , Aristotle

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward.

- Aristotle

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.

- Aristotle

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.

- Aristotle

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

- Aristotle

Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence

- Aristotle

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 the government to the utmost.

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

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

- Metaphysics , Aristotle

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

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

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

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

- Aristotle

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival,

- Aristotle

The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.

- Aristotle

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

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

- Aristotle

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