Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

“What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.”

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

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Hope is a waking dream.”

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

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

“To perceive is to suffer.”

“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.”

“The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.”

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

“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.”

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

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

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

“He who has overcome his fears will truly be free.”

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

“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.”

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”

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

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

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

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.”

“Happiness is the settling of the soul into its most appropriate spot.”

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

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

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

“Wit is educated insolence.”

“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.”

“Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.”

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

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

“One swallow does not make a summer, neither does one fine day; similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”

“Without friends, no one would want to live, even if he had all other goods.”

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”

“All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.”

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

“The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.”
“To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.”

“We make war that we may live in peace.”

“All men by nature desire knowledge.”

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”

“A friend is a second self.”

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”

“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.”

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

“Happiness is a state of activity.”

“The Law is Reason free from Passion.”

“Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because they are more certain they are their own.”

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

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