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Favourite Aristotle Quotes
- Aristotle quotes, favourite: “The acquisition of wisdom is pleasant; all men feel at home in philosophy and wish to spend time on it, leaving all other things aside” – Aristotle, from the Exhortation to Philosophy.
"All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind."
Other Aristotle Quotes
"Those who educate children well are more to be honoured than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well." - see also educational quotes.
"Dignity consists not in possessing honours, but in knowing that we deserve them. ".
"A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side."
"One swallow does not make a summer."
"Excessive and insufficient exercise destroy one's strength, and eating and drinking too much or too little destroy health...in all our conduct it is the mean that is to be commended.”
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." see also: Graduation Quotes
“We must not listen to those who urge us to think human
thoughts since we are human, and mortal thoughts since we are mortal;
rather, we should as far as possible immortalize ourselves and do all we
can to live by the finest element in us -- for if in bulk it is small, in
power and worth it is far greater than anything else”. – Aristotle,
from Nicomachean Ethics
“Investigation of reality is in a way difficult, in a way easy. An indication of this is that no one can attain it in a wholly satisfactory way, and that no one misses it completely: each of us says something about nature, and although as individuals we advance the subject little if at all, from all of us taken together something of size results - and, as the proverb has it, who can miss a barn-door?” - Aristotle, from Metaphysics
“The acquisition of knowledge is arduous, and science grows slowly. The first step is the hardest, for then we have nothing to guide our journey. Later, the labour is lighter; but even so, as individuals we can contribute little to the growing pile of knowledge: it is collectively that the ants amass their anthill.” - Aristotle, from Metaphysics
“We should not childishly complain against the enquiry into the less worthy animals; for in everything natural there is something marvellous.”
Quotes about Aristotle
“A scholar whose scientific explorations were as
wide-ranging as his philosophical speculations were profound; a teacher
who enchanted and inspired the brightest youth of