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Aristotle Quotes – 36 Inspirational Wisdoms and Sayings From the Greek Philosopher

Looking for inspirational Aristotle quotes? Dann bist du hier genau richtig! Aristoteles ist einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen der Weltgeschichte. Auch, wenn es zu seiner Zeit (lebte von 384 bis 322 v. Chr.) natürlich noch nicht die Naturwissenschaften gab, wie wir sie heute kennen, beeinflusste er die Biologie, Logik, Physik und auch die Poetik ganz entscheidend.

Hier möchte ich dir jetzt seine wichtigsten Zitate, Aphorismen und Weisheiten als stetige Inspirationsquelle mit an die Hand geben. Auf geht's!

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!

36 Valuable Quotes And Wisdom From Aristotle

Aristotle is generally referred to as a philosopher - but he was actually more of a philosophizing scientist, der sich stets mit der Natur und der Biologie auseinandersetzte. Lasse dich jetzt einfach von den folgenden Zitaten des griechischen Universalgelehrten inspirieren.

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 quote is one of the most important today Climate protection quotes, die bei Demonstrationen regelmäßig auf den Plakaten zu finden sind.

Aristotle quotes 11 - 20

  1. "There is no great genius without some 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. "A flatterer is a friend who is your inferior, or pretends to be so."
  10. "Happiness depends upon ourselves."

Tip: Wann macht ein Job eigentlich glücklich? Im verlinkten Artikel liefere ich dir eine klare Antwort.

Aristoteles Zitate 21 – 30

  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. "True happiness is to develop your mind freely."
  4. "A friend to all is a friend to none."
  5. "He who has overcome his fears will truly be free."
  6. "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime."
  7. "Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."
  8. "Thinking and being are determined by contradiction."
  9. "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."
  10. "Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom."
"Nature does nothing in vain." (Quote from Aristotle)

Aristoteles Zitate 31 – 36

  1. "Yes the truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate act..."
  2. "Happiness is a state of activity."
  3. "How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms."
  4. "Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
  5. "It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
  6. "Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society."

Can you think of any other sayings by Aristotle? Then simply leave me a comment with your suggestions. I'll be happy to add them to this collection.

Frequently asked questions about Aristotle

Who was Aristotle?

Aristoteles war ein ein griechischer Universalgelehrter und einer der bedeutendsten Philosophen der Antike. Seine Werke zählen auch heute als grundlegende Literatur für zahlreiche Disziplinen, wie beispielsweise die Biologie, Psychologie, Logik und Politik.

According to Aristotle, how can you become happy?

Aristoteles war der Ansicht, dass man glücklich lebt, wenn man tugendhaft lebt. Unter Tugenden verstand er Haltungen, zu denen jeder Mensch veranlagt sei, die sich jedoch im Laufe des Lebens erst ausbilden müssten. Er unterschied dabei zwischen sittlichen Tugenden (z.B. Mut und Großzügigkeit) und Verstandestugenden. (z.B. Weisheit und Klugheit)

What was the political philosophy of Aristotle?

Die Werke von Aristoteles prägten die Denkweise der modernen Welt – und waren zur damaligen Zeit sehr fortschrittlich. Seine Philosophie findet Anschluss an die Ethik. Seinen Schülern am makedonischen Hof lehrte er die Unterteilung in praktische (Mathematik, Biologie und Physik), produktive (Kunst und Landwirtschaft) und theoretische Philosophie. (z.B. Studium der Seele)

Use quotes from Aristotle as a constant source of inspiration!

Die Vorstellung, dass ein Mensch auch noch tausende Jahre nach seinem Tod Einfluss auf unsere Gesellschaft haben kann, ist irgendwie absurd, oder nicht? Aristoteles zählt zu den Menschen in der Weltgeschichte, die es können. Ich hoffe, dass ich dich mit dieser Liste seiner wertvollsten Zitate und Weisheiten inspirieren konnte.

Finally, I would like to further articles that correspond to the values of the Greek philosopher and should 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

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Christoph Schulz

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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