Quotes of Aristotle


“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.”


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


“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”


“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.”


“All men by nature desire knowledge.”


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


“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”


“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. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”


“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”


“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.”


“No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.”


“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”


“What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”


  1. Eric February 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    That first quote is true and hilarious – The last one is the best tho.


  2. Ron S. February 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm #

    “Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.”

    Sad but true.


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