36 of The Best Aristotle Quotes to Inspire & Motivate

  1. I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self. Aristotle
  2. The whole is more than the sum of its parts. Aristotle
  3. It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light. Aristotle
  4. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence. Aristotle
  5. It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle
  6. 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. Aristotle
  7. Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. Aristotle
  8. 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
  9. There is no great genius without some touch of madness. Aristotle
  10. The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think. Aristotle
  11. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference. Aristotle
  12. He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader. Aristotle
  13. The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain. Aristotle
  14. He who has overcome his fears will truly be free. Aristotle
  15. In all things of nature there is something of the marvellous. Aristotle
  16. For the things we must learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them. Aristotle
  17. My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake. Aristotle
  18. Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle
  19. The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. Aristotle
  20. The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. Aristotle
  21. The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. Aristotle
  22. Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others. Aristotle
  23. The soul never thinks without a picture. Aristotle
  24. The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle
  25. Friendship is essentially a partnership. Aristotle
  26. What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. Aristotle
  27. A friend to all is a friend to none. Aristotle
  28. We make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle
  29. The law is reason, free from passion. Aristotle
  30. Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach. Aristotle
  31. No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness. Aristotle
  32. All men by nature desire knowledge. Aristotle
  33. Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion. Aristotle
  34. It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken. Aristotle
  35. The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. Aristotle
  36. The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle

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