Aristotle Quotes
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Aristotle's collection of the most iconic quotations and thoughts.


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


Hope is a waking dream.


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


Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.


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.


A friend to all is a friend to none.


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


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


Happiness depends upon ourselves.


Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

About Aristotle:
Was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian 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."

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