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Aristotle Quotes on Life (19 Quotes)


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  • Teachers who educate children deserve more honor than parents who merely gave birth for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life
    (Aristotle)

  • Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
    (Aristotle)

  • The actuality of thought is life.
    (Aristotle)

  • The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
    (Aristotle)

  • Since the things we do determine the character of life, no blessed person can become unhappy. For he will never do those things which are hateful and petty.
    (Aristotle)


  • The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
    (Aristotle)

  • The mass of mankind are evidently slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts
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  • In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
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  • The quality of life is determined by its activities.
    (Aristotle)

  • It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.
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  • If there is some end of the things we do ... will not knowledge of it, have a great influence on life Shall we not, like archers who have a mark to aim at, be more likely to hit upon what we should If so, we must try, in outline at least, to determine what it is.
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  • Men create gods after their own image, not only with regard to their form but with regard to their mode of life.
    (Aristotle)

  • Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence
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  • The vigorous are no better than the lazy during one half of life, for all men are alike when asleep.
    (Aristotle)

  • Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
    (Aristotle)


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