Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle (/?ær??st?t?l/; Greek: ??????????? [aristotél??s], Aristotél?s; 384–322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece. His father, Nicomachus, died when Aristotle was a child, whereafter Proxenus of Atarneus became his guardian. At eighteen, he joined Plato's Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven (c. 347 BC). His writings cover many subjects – including physics, biology, zoology, metaphysics, logic, ethics, aesthetics, poetry, theater, music, rhetoric, linguistics, politics and government – and constitute the first comprehensive system of Western philosophy. Shortly after Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and, at the request of Philip of Macedon, tutored Alexander the Great starting from 343 BC. According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "Aristotle was the first genuine scientist in history ... [and] every scientist is in his debt." Wikipedia

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Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

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Hope is a waking dream.

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

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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.

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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A friend to all is a friend to none.

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Happiness depends upon ourselves.

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You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.

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

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There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

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The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.

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

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Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

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Jealousy is both reasonable and belongs to reasonable men, while envy is base and belongs to the base, for the one makes himself get good things by jealousy, while the other does not allow his neighbour to have them through envy.

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Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

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