Most Popular Quotes By Aristotle

Aristotle was an esteemed Greek philosopher along with Socrates and Plato. He was considered to be the first teacher and a fore runner of ancient philosophy, which until now, serves as a backbone of western and Asian philosophies. To this day, quotes by Aristotle continue to reverberate in discourses, educational discussions and also in academic institutions. Aristotle’s writings cover rhetoric, poetry, politics, biology, metaphysics, logic and ethics, to name a few. One of his notable vocations was tutoring Alexander the Great in 343 BC with the request of Philip of Macedon. Some of Aristotle’s famous quotes include the following:

“Love is composed of single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

“There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.”

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”

“Change in all things is sweet.”

Apart from these some of the famous quotes by Aristotle tackle politics, government, law and justice. Here are some of his most notable quotes on the topic.

“Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.”

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”

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

“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice, he is the worst.”

There are also quotes by Aristotle that highlight his excellence in philosophy wherein a reader is driven to take matters at a deeper level and ponder on things that otherwise he may have take for granted on a daily basis. Aristotle talked about the value of knowledge and education including the power of the mind and its magnificence. Here are some of his philosophical quotes.

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

“The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.”

“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.”

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

“Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”