Who was Aristotle?

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and educator who lived in Macedonia from 384 BC-322 BC. His contributions to a variety of subjects is extensive, especially his studies in philosophy and science. It is said that a great portion of his works have been lost and only about one third remain in existence.

One consistent thing that you can find throughout history is some great quotes from a variety of great talents, including Aristotle. His quotes have something for everyone, and some to really make you think....but maybe not quite like Aristotle.


~ To perceive is to suffer. ~

~ Evil brings men together.~

~ Well begun is half done. ~

~ Nature does nothing in vain.~

~ Hope is the dream of a waking man.~

~ No one loves the man whom he fears. ~

~ The soul never thinks without a picture. ~

~ The whole is more than the sum of its parts. ~

~Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ~

~Temperance is a mean with regard to pleasures. ~

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

~ No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. ~

~ For as the eyes of bats are to the blaze of day, so is the reason in our soul to the things which are by nature most evident of all. ~


 ~ The young are

 permanently in

a state resembling

 intoxication. ~


~ Happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. ~

~ Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy. ~

~ Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope. ~

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

~ Wicked men obey out of fear; good men, out of love. ~

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

~ There are some jobs in which it is impossible for a man to be virtuous.~

~ If things do not turn out as we wish, we should wish for them as they turn out. ~

~ Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.~


~ All men by nature desire knowledge.~

~ All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. ~

~ Education is the best provision for old age. ~

~ Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.~

~Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. ~

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

~ My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.~

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

~ The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. ~

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

~The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.~


~ The law is reason,

  free from passion. ~


~ Change in all things is sweet.~

~ The end of labor is to gain leisure.~

~ Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. ~

~ Most people would rather give than get affection. ~

~ Happiness is an expression of the soul in considered actions.~

~ Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.~

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

~ The activity of happiness must occupy an entire lifetime; for one swallow does not a summer make. ~

~ Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from error; to the elderly, to attend to their wants and to supplement their failing power of action; to those in the prime of life, to assist them to noble deeds. ~






 Did You Know?

Aristotle believed that the universe had never had a beginning, and would never have an end, it was eternal....


~ We cannot


without pain. ~ 



~ The secret to humor

is surprise. ~



~ To die will be an awfully big adventure. ~

~ Between friends there is no need of justice. ~

~ Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil. ~

~ Philosophy is the science which considers truth. ~

~ All that we do is done with an eye to something else. ~

~ Liars when they speak the truth are not believed. ~

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

~ Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. ~

~ Not to get what you have your heart set on is almost as bad as getting nothing at all. ~

~ It is the characteristic of the magnanimous man to ask no favor but to be ready to do kindness to others. ~

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


~ Happiness depends upon

ourselves. ~


 ~ People generally despise where they flatter.~

~ The least deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold. ~

~ The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men. ~

~ Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish. ~

~ Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them. ~

~ Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage. ~




~ One must learn by doing

the thing,

for though you think you

know it,

you have no certainty

until you try. ~


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