More quotes from Aristotle


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

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.

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. “


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

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

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

Teenagers these days are out of control.  They eat like pigs, they are disrespectful of adults, they interrupt and contradict their parents, and they terrorize their teachers.

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.

Education is the best provision for old age.


“The society that loses its grip on the past is in danger, for it produces men who know nothing but the present, and who are not aware that life had been, and could be, different from what it is.”

“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.”


“Dignity does not consist in possessing honours, but in deserving them.“

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

“Bring your desires down to your present means.  Increase them only when your increased means permit.”

“It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.”

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

“Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.”“He who hath many friends hath none.”


“Humour is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humour; for a subject which will not bear good-humoured teasing is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.”

“There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.”

“Obstinate people can be divided into the opinionated, the ignorant, and the boorish.”

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