151 Quotes By Aristotle


Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle on age

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle on age

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.
Aristotle on anger

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.
Aristotle on art

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle on art

Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle on art

Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and choice, is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim.
Aristotle on art

Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Aristotle on art

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Aristotle on art

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.
Aristotle on beauty

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Aristotle on best

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle on best

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
Aristotle on best

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

It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Aristotle on best

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle on best

Education is the best provision for old age.
Aristotle on best

Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Aristotle on best

It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
Aristotle on business

Change in all things is sweet.
Aristotle on change

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