Aristotle was the most influential Greek philosopher. He rendered a lot to the world in the form of worth-reading and highly-philosophical works like Rhetoric, Metaphysics, The Poetics, Posterior Analytics, and Nicomachean ethics.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Of all the varieties of virtues liberalism is the most beloved.
Aristotle’s quotes were mostly about practical wisdom. Through his beautiful words of wisdom, he contemplated the idea of what makes people happy. One of his renowned quotes talks about the idea of happiness and says, “The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” His quotes proposed virtues like courage, patience, magnificence, temperance, pride, truthfulness as well as modesty in order to nurture the human mind and soul.
Wicked men obey from fear good men, from love.
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
According to another quote by him, he penned his belief about the quality that an ideal man posses. He believed, “The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.” Through his quotes, he pondered over the troubles and hardships of life as chances to excel and polish one’s self and shows sensibility and greatness of mind.
“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.”
“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
“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.”
“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.”
Besides moral and ethical values, the most influential thinker of Greece also emphasized on the significance of education in his quotes. He stated, “Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. In this way, he emphasizes that education is very beneficial that surely needs to be attained as it will become your weapon in good times as well as adverse situations.
“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”
“The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.”
“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”
“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”
“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“Learning is not child’s play we cannot learn without pain.”
Even if there be one good which is universally predictable or is capable of independent existence, it could not be attained by man.
Men generally agree that the highest good attainable by action is happiness, and identify living well and doing well with happiness
The self-sufficient we define as that which when isolated makes life desirable and complete, and such we think happiness to be. It cannot be exceeded and is therefore the end of action.
No happy man can become miserable, for he will never do acts that are hateful and mean.
It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of thing in so far as its nature admits.
The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion since wealth is not the good we are seeking and is merely useful for the sake of something else.
If the virtues are neither passions nor facilities, all that remains is that they should be states of character.
Virtue is a state of character concerned with choice, being determined by rational principle as determined by the moderate man of practical wisdom
We punish a man for his ignorance if he is thought to be responsible for his ignorance.
Death is the most terrible of all things, for it is the end, and nothing is thought to be either good or bad for the dead.
“Democracy arose from men’s thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.”
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies for the hardest victory is over self.”
“It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.”
“Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.”
“One thing alone not even God can do, To make undone whatever hath been done.”
“Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.”
“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousand fold.”
To write well, express yourself like common people, but think like a wise man. Or, think as wise men do, but speak as the common people do.”
“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.”