Top 20: Quotes by Aristotle

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on a wide range of subjects – metaphysics, poetry, music, logic, politics, government, ethics, biology and zoology.

Aristotle, together with Plato and Socrates, is one of the most important figures in Western philosophy. He was the first person to construct a comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Aristotle’s views on physical science were profoundly important in the middle ages, though eventually they gave way to empiricism. Only about a third of Aritotle’s work has survived.

Below is a list of some of the best Quotes by Aristotle.


Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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

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

You will never do anything in this world without courage.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit. Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

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

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

Well begun is half done.

He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.

Education is the best provision for old age.

Most people would rather give than get affection.

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Happiness depends upon ourselves

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

A friend to all is a friend to none.

To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

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

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