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The Best Life Quotes-Twenty Great Aristotle Quotations

Updated on June 5, 2012
The Phillosopher
The Phillosopher


Regarded by many people as the most influential of all the great philosophers.Aristotle was the first philosopher to create a wide range of thought and philosophy; that included morality, logic and science, politics and metaphysics.

Aristotle was widely known for answering many of the great philosophical questions and referred to simply as The Philosopher.Here are some of my favourite quotes from "The master of those who know."

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Great Aristotle Quotes

The end of labour is to gain Leisure.

Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour, for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

Play so you can be serious.

The high minded man must care more for the truth than what people think.

What is time and what is nature?Is it a being?Is it a non-being?Does it imply space?Does it insist on change?And what is its origin?

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. 

Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. 

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

The greatest crimes are caused by surfeit ,not by want. Man do not become tyrants so as not to suffer cold.

All human beings, by nature,desire to know.

The voice of the dolphin in the air is like that of a human in that they can pronounce vowels and combinations of vowels ,but have difficulty with the consonants.

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

The Pythagoreans say the world.and all that is in it,is determined by the number three.

The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect,for it is too exciting.

Even when the laws have been written down, they ought not always remain unchanged.

He who hath many friends hath none

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

The Gods too are fond of a joke.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

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

Let me know if you have your own favourite Aristotle quotes.


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