Quotes by Aristotle

The appropriate age for marriage is around eighteen for girls and thirty-seven for men.
– Aristotle
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
– Aristotle
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
– Aristotle
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
– Aristotle
The gods too are fond of a joke.
– Aristotle
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.
– Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
– Aristotle
The law is reason, free from passion.
– Aristotle
The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
– Aristotle
The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit.
– Aristotle
The more thou dost advance, the more thy feet pitfalls will meet. The Path that leadeth on is lighted by one fire- the light of daring burning in the heart. The more one dares, the more he shall obtain. The more he fears, the more that light shall pale - and that alone can guide.
– Aristotle
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
– Aristotle
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
– Aristotle
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
– Aristotle
The secret to humor is surprise.
– Aristotle
The soul never thinks without a picture.
– Aristotle
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
– Aristotle
The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.
– Aristotle
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
– Aristotle
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.
– Aristotle