The Best Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle was an Ancient Greek philosopher born in 384 B.C. When he turned 17 he enrolled into Plato’s Academy where he learnt a vast amount of knowledge which enabled him to open up his own school, the Lyceum. His quotes are full of wisdom, inspiration and self-reflection. Below are his best quotes which I hope will have a profound impact on you to strive for more in life and live a life of excellence.

“We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle

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

“We cannot learn without pain.” Aristotle

“There is one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.” Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to entertain a thought without accepting it.” Aristotle

“Through discipline comes freedom.” Aristotle

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” Aristotle

“Well begun is half done.” Aristotle

“The secret of success is to know something else nobody else knows.” Aristotle

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” Aristotle

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.” Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” Aristotle

“You will never do anything in this world without courage, it is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.” Aristotle

“The secret to humour is surprise.” Aristotle

“Hope is a waking dram.” Aristotle

“The soul never thinks without a picture.” Aristotle

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.” Aristotle

“Happiness is a state of activity.” Aristotle

“Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.” Aristotle

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Aristotle

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” Aristotle

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.” Aristotle

“Patience is bitter, but it’s fruit is sweet.” Aristotle

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.” Aristotle

“Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.” Aristotle

“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.” Aristotle

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.” Aristotle

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” 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

“All men by nature desire knowledge.” Aristotle

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” Aristotle

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” Aristotle

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

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