Another prominent figure during the ancient Greek times is Aristotle. He is known for his philosophies and ideas on a lot of fields such as math, physics, logic, poetry and theater, and is one of the founding fathers to some of them. He studied under Plato’s mentorship at the age of 18 and stayed until 37. He then went on to tutor the famous Alexander the Great, who then became one of the most successful military commanders.
Unfortunately, most of his work and writing was either lost or destroyed after his death. Mankind could have more of his wisdom, and benefit from it. His most famous ideas were in Metaphysics, animal history and behavior, politics, rhetorics and ethics.
We looked up at some of Aristotle’s wisdom-filled quotes. His views on life, happiness and relationships can be understood from these words. May these quotes fill you with wisdom as we go through our daily grinds.
“Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
“My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes is for my sake.”
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternative – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
“Hope is a waking dream.”
“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”
“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
“A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.”
“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”
“It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”
“To be conscious that we are perceiving or thinking is to be conscious of our own existence.”
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