This list features Insider.pk’s picks for the best quotes of all time by Aristotle.
Anybody can become angry – that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way – that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.
Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Well begun is half done.
Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.
Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.
Education is the best provision for old age.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
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 in a particular way.
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
We make war that we may live in peace.
The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
The end of labor is to gain leisure.
The secret to humor is surprise.
The soul never thinks without a picture.
My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.
No one loves the man whom he fears.
No one would choose a friendless existence on condition of having all the other things in the world.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.