33 Wise Quotes From Aristotle

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

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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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No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.

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

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Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

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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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Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

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To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.

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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.

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He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.

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Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.

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

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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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The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.

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All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

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The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.

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The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

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Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

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He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.

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Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

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All persons ought to endeavor to follow what is right, and not what is established.

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