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Aristotle Quotes - 35 Inspirational Wisdoms and Sayings of the Greek Philosopher

Looking for inspirational Aristotle quotes? Then you have found what you are looking for! Aristotle is one of the most important philosophers in world history. Even though at his time (lived from 384 to 322 BC) there were of course not yet the natural sciences as we know them today, he influenced biology, logic, physics and also poetics quite decisively.

Here I would like to give you his most important quotes and wisdom as a constant source of inspiration.

My please: Keep in mind that many of Aristotle's quotes have been translated. I cannot guarantee that it is the original quote in each case. Therefore, double check them and feel free to leave a corrective comment. If you like and share any of the quotes in the internet, please link this elaborately created collection. Thank you for your support!

35 Valuable Quotes And Wisdom From Aristotle

Aristotle is commonly referred to as a philosopher - but he was actually more of a philosophizing scientistwho always dealt with nature and biology. Just be inspired by the following quotes of the Greek polymath.

Aristotle Quotes 1 - 10

  1. "Nature does nothing in vain."
  2. "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
  3. "Laughter is a bodily exercise, precious to Health."
  4. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
  5. "Years teach us more than books."
  6. "What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."
  7. "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."
  8. "Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
  9. "There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing."
  10. "We can't change the wind, but we can set the sails differently."

Tip: Incidentally, the latter quotation is today one of the most important Climate protection quotes, which are regularly found on the posters at demonstrations.

Aristotle Quotes 11 - 20

  1. "No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness."
  2. "To cover a mistake with a lie is like replacing a stain with a hole."
  3. "Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit."
  4. "Hope is a waking dream."
  5. "Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own." 
  6. "Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all."
  7. "Adventure is worthwhile.”
  8. "The beginning seems to be more than half of the whole."
  9. "Happiness depends upon ourselves."
  10. "A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so."

Aristotle Quotes 21 - 35

  1. "As man in his perfection is the noblest of all creatures, so, torn loose from law and right, he is the worst of all."
  2. "Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."
  3. "A friend to all is a friend to none."
  4. "He who has overcome his fears will truly be free." free Be."
  5. "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
  6. "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
  7. "Thinking and being are determined by contradiction."
  8. "In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds."
  9. "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
  10. "Yes the truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate act..."
  11. "Happiness is a state of activity."
  12. "How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms."
  13. "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
  14. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
  15. "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society."

Can you think of any other sayings by Aristotle? Then just leave me a comment with your suggestions. I will then gladly add them to this collection.

Use quotes from Aristotle as a constant source of inspiration!

The idea that a person can still have an influence on our society thousands of years after his death is absurd, isn't it? Aristotle is one of the people in world history who can. I hope I could inspire you with this list of his most valuable quotes and wisdom.

Finally I would like to give you here further articles The following pages will give you a few tips that correspond to the values of the Greek philosopher and are likely to promote your personal development:

You have more quotes from Aristotle or questions about this collection of sayings? Then write me a comment as always.

Stay Inspired,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS.: In the Quotes blog you will find hundreds of other inspiring quotes from great personalities and important topics. Next, take a look directly at the Wisdoms of the freedom fighter Nelson Mandela on. Have fun!

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Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

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