Here are 10 of the best Aristotle quotes to help you live what he calls “The Good Life” – which is sometimes translated as “The Admirable Life.”
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He is an Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, nicknamed the “Father of Western Philosophy.” Aristotle was the tutor of Alexander the Great and founder of his own school in Athens called the Lyceum. Aristotle is best known as the founder of formal logic and for writing about ethics and the importance of strong character.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. – Aristotle
Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle
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
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. – Aristotle
Anyone can become angry, that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way, this is not easy. – Aristotle
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle
You will never do anything in the world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – Aristotle
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle
“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” -Aristotle
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