Aristotle(384-322 BC) was one of the most influential of ancient Greek philosophers, a pupil of Plato, and best known as the teacher of Alexander the Great. He has contributed to many subjects including zoology, ethics, art, psychology, politics, logic, and physics and his ideas, more than two thousand years later, still live on today.
Here are Aristotle’s top ten most inspiring quotes:
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all
The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.
In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Well begun is half done.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.
It is best to rise from life as from a banquet, neither thirsty nor drunken.
Thank you Aristotle!
Interesting Aristotle Facts:
- He believed that intellect was in the heart, not the brain.
- He is known as the “Father of Biology” and “The First Teacher”.
- He was a taxonomist, dividing organisms into plants and animals.
- He identified over 500 species of life.
What are your favorite Aristotle quotes or facts?