Best Inspirational Quotes by Aristotle
There are a lot of interesting and varied quotes by Aristotle. In the quotations found on this page you'll find that he speaks about the importance of friendship, what it takes to be a success, and most importantly - how to attain happiness in life. Here is a brief biography of Aristotle and his accomplishments.
That Aristotle had many opinions and views on a large number of subjects isn't surprising - after all, he was considered one of the greatest of philosophers in Ancient Greece. In fact, he was a student of Plato - another great philosopher - and he eventually became the teacher of Alexander the Great.
He also wrote about a great many subjects - in fact his interests were so varied it's hard to pigeon hole him into a "master" of one particular genre.
What were his interests? Here's a list:
Aristotle also played a very important role in that he was one of the founding figures of Western philosophy along with Plato and Socrates (who happened to be Plato's teacher) and was the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy integrating many of his interests and teachings from the listing above.
He was also the founder of formal logic, pioneered the study of zoology, and left every future scientist and philosopher in his debt through his contributions to the scientific method. (Source: Wikipedia.org)
Famous Inspiring Quotes by Aristotle
A friend is a second self.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way... you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
We are what we repeatedly do.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Well begun is half done.
Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.
The secret to success is to know something nobody else knows.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
Happiness is a state of activity.
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