Aristotle Quotes on Mind & Thinking:
Equality consists in the same treatment of similar persons.
Now since shame is a mental picture of disgrace, in which we shrink from the disgrace itself and not from its consequences, and we only care what opinion is held of us because of the people who form that opinion, it follows that the people before whom we feel shame are those whose opinion of us matters to us.
Whatsoever that be within us that feels, thinks, desires, and animates, is something celestial, divine, and, consequently, imperishable.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.
The aim of the wise is to not secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
The high-minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
Aristotle Quotes on Goals, Leadership & More:
It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.
Wit is educated insolence.
He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.
The soul never thinks without a picture.
A friend to all is a friend to none.
Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath. He lived during the Classical period in Ancient Greece.
Aristotle was born in Northern Greece. Nicomachus, his father, died when Aristotle was a child, and he was brought up by a guardian. He joined Plato’s Academy in Athens at the age of seventeen or eighteen and stayed there till the age of thirty-seven.
Aristotle left Athens after the death of Plato. He tutored Alexander the Great beginning in 343 BC at the request of Philip II of Macedon. He established a library in the Lyceum. There he produced many of his hundreds of books on papyrus scrolls.
Aristotle wrote about various subjects including metaphysics, logic, ethics, esthetics, poetry, theatre, music, rhetoric, psychology, linguistics, physics, biology, zoology, economics, politics, and government. He provided a synthesis of the various philosophies existing before him. His philosophy continues to influence almost every form of knowledge in the West.
There are mountains in Antarctica named Aristotle Mountains after him. A crater on the Moon is named Aristoteles after him.