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Quotes By Aristotle

Updated on November 10, 2014

Quotes By Aristotle To shape Your Thoughts

Quotes by Aristotle,one of the most influential philosopher, guides us with its words of truth in them.

Aristotle,one of the greatest thinkers,has shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years.

Known as "The Philosopher" Aristotle has a great influence on all who want to study the human nature.

He was the first to develop a formalized system for reasoning and also was the first to classify areas of human knowledge into distinct disciplines such as mathematics, biology, and ethics.

Aristotle's outstanding wisdom shines in the following quotes by Aristotle.

Aristotle for Everybody

Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy
Aristotle for Everybody: Difficult Thought Made Easy

By encouraging readers to think philosophically, Adler offers us a unique path to personal insights and understanding of intangibles, such as the difference between wants and needs.


Excellence Quotes By Aristotle

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

"Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice, not chance, determines your destiny." ~ 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

"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them." ~ Aristotle


Happiness Quotes By Aristotle

"Happiness depends upon ourselves." ~ Aristotle

"Happiness is a state of activity."~ Aristotle

"Happiness belongs to the self sufficient." ~ Aristotle

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

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction

"One of the finest critical introductions to Aristotle ever written. Clear, concise, and intelligible."--Religious Studies Review


Quotes Of Aristotle

"Our characters are a result of our conduct" ~ Aristotle

"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom." ~ Aristotle

"Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet." ~ Aristotle

"He who has overcome his fears will truly be free." ~ Aristotle

"We acquire a particular quality by acting in a particular way." ~ Aristotle

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.” ~ Aristotle

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

~ Aristotle

"All men seek one goal: success or happiness. The only way to achieve true success is to express yourself completely in service to society. 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." ~ Aristotle

Nicomachean Ethics
Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics is the name normally given to the most well-known work by Aristotle on virtue and moral character. It plays

a prominent role in defining Aristotelian ethics.


Inspirational Quotes By Aristotle

"The quality of a life is determined by its activities" ~ Aristotle

"The actuality of thought is life" ~ Aristotle

"The energy of the mind is the essence of life." ~ Aristotle

"All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire." ~ Aristotle

"The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of the circumstances." ~ Aristotle

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    • TapIn2U profile image


      6 years ago

      I kinda like them all together with its lessons. Sundae ;-)

    • esvoytko lm profile image

      esvoytko lm 

      6 years ago

      Always good to keep in mind that the Greek word translated as "excellence" is "arete," which more closely means "virtue." So Aristotle was not simply talking about being good at something, but being a good person. Thanks for compiling and sharing these!

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      Ronald Tucker 

      6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

      One of my favorite quotes is..."He that would catch fish, must not mind getting wet!

    • Mclure2 profile image


      7 years ago

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

      sounds kinda funny

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      Spook LM 

      7 years ago

      I'll go with this one; "All human actions have one or more of these seven causes:

      chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire." Always one of my favourite people. Blessed by an Angel.

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      isabella lm 

      8 years ago

      Nice lens

    • GonnaFly profile image


      8 years ago from Australia

      What a great lens! I rather like the quote "excellence is .. a habit". Something good to ponder upon.


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