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


Aristotle, along with Socrates and Plato, laid much of the groundwork for western philosophy as we know it. One of the main focuses of Aristotle’s philosophy was his systematic concept of logic. Aristotle’s objective was to come up with a universal process of reasoning that would allow a man to learn every conceivable thing about reality. Not only did he provide us with a system of reasoning, but also touched upon ethics and his writings about how people perceive the world continue to underlie many principles of modern psychology.

The following are a small selection of the many Aristotle Quotes, taken from his work.


15 Famous Aristotle Quotes


1.” Even if there be one good which is universally predictable or is capable of independent existence, it could not be attained by man.” – Aristotle


2.” Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” – Aristotle


3.” I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.” – Aristotle


4.” Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle


5.” Lovers of what is noble find pleasant the things that are by nature pleasant; since virtue is by nature pleasant, then by virtuous actions find their pleasures within themselves.” – Aristotle


6.” No happy man can become miserable, for he will never do acts that are hateful and mean.” – Aristotle


7.” Quality is not an act, it is a habit.” – Aristotle


8.” The life of money-making is one undertaken under compulsion since wealth is not the good we are seeking and is merely useful for the sake of something else.” – Aristotle


9.” The man who does not rejoice in noble actions is not good; the good man judges well in matters of the good and the noble.” – Aristotle


10.” The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.” – Aristotle


11.” The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.” – Aristotle


12.” The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” – Aristotle


13.” There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.” – Aristotle


14.” Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.” – Aristotle


15.” We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle