Aristotle Quotes

Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist born in the Macedonian city of Stagira, Chalkidice, on the northern periphery of Classical Greece... (wikipedia)

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

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

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

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.

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.

The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.

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

Persuasion is achieved by the speaker's personal character when the speech is so spoken as to make us think him credible. We believe good men more fully and more readily than others: this is true generally whatever the question is, and absolutely true where exact certainty is impossible and opinions are divided.

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.

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