Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle Quotes

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

 

The quality of life is determined by its activities.

 

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

 

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

 

Rhetoric is useful because truth and justice are in their nature stronger than their opposites; so that if decisions be made, not in conformity to the rule of propriety, it must have been that they have been got the better of through fault of the advocates themselves: and this is deserving reprehension.

 

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

But since there is but one aim for the entire state, it follows that education must be one and the same for all, and that the responsibility for it must be a public one, not the private affair which it now is, each man looking after his own children and teaching them privately whatever private curriculum he thinks they ought to study.

 

But a man’s best friend is the one who not only wishes him well but wishes it for his own sake (even though nobody will ever know it): and this condition is best fulfilled by his attitude towards himself – and similarly with all the other attributes that go to define a friend. For we have said before that all friendly feelings for others are extensions of a man’s feelings for himself.

 

It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.

 

To perceive is to suffer.

 

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

 

If one way is better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.

 

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.

 

If then nature makes nothing without some end in view, nothing to no purpose, it must be that nature has made all of them for the sake of man.

 

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou does every act in life as though it were thy last.

 

Remember that time slurs over everything, let all deeds fade, blurs all writings and kills all memories. Exempt are only those which dig into the hearts of men by love.

 

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

 

Since the branch of philosophy on which we are at present engaged differs from the others in not being a subject of merely intellectual interest — I mean we are not concerned to know what goodness essentially is, but how we are to become good

 

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

 

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