Quotes by Aristotle

  • Dignity consists not in possessing honours, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

    Deserving, Dignity, Honours, Self-Consciousness

  • 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.

    Persuasion, Rhetoric, Speeches

  • The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.

    Art, Artist, Painting

  • Anyone 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.

    Anger, Annoyance, Irritation

  • It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


  • Poetry is more philosophical and of higher value than history.


  • A plausible impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.


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

    Human, Mankind

  • The worst kind of inequality comes from trying to make unequal things equal.


  • The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.


  • Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.


  • We educate ourselves in order to make noble use of our leisure.


  • Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing and being nothing.


  • There is one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, be nothing and say nothing.