Inspirational Quotes : Aristotle (the great Greek philosopher)

Inspirational Quotes : Aristotle (the great Greek philosopher)

Inspirational Quotes : Aristotle (the great Greek philosopher)

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Hello ! My dear readers, viewers, students, friends all over the world ! Who doesn’t know the name Aristotle ? He was a great Philosopher of ancient Greece. He was student of Plato (another great philosopher of ancient Greece ) and master of Alexander the Great. Read some of his thoughts or quotes and apply those in your life.


  • All men by nature desire knowledge.
  • All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
  • Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.
  • No one loves the man whom he fears.
  • All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
  • 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.
  • Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
  • Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
  • 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.
  • No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
  • What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
  • A friend to all is a friend to none.
  • There is only one way to avoid criticism. Do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.
  • You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.
  • Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
  • One exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
  • Education is the best provision for old age.
  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
  • Education is an ornament in prosperity, an a refuge in adversity.
  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
  • There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
  • He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a God.


So, Dear readers, viewers, friends, students ! How have you enjoyed the quotes by Aristotle, collected by me ?  Do comment to me. Share among your friends through Facebook & other social media.


A translation of the above quotes by Aristotle in Hindi ( the national language of India), for the convenience of the readers of the Indian subcontinent & Hindi-knowing Indian diaspora around the world, is also available by clicking here.


Thanks a lot for reading patiently !


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