Aristotle: Quotes on Experience and Wisdom


They [Young People] have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things — and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning — all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything — they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else. -Aristotle

Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered. -Aristotle

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former. – Aristotle #quote

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do. -Aristotle

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Of all the varieties of virtues, liberalism is the most beloved. -Aristotle


Author: Angela Grant

Angela Grant is a medical doctor. For 22 years, she practiced emergency medicine and internal medicine. She studied for one year at Harvard T. H Chan School Of Public Health. She writes about culture, race, and health.

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