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Team Building Quotes From Aristotle

Team Building Quotes From Aristotle

Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher. At about seventeen years of age, he joined Plato’s Academy in Athens and remained there until the age of thirty-seven. His writings cover a wide range of subjects including poetry, aesthetics, biology, physics, zoology, metaphysics, theatre, music, rhetoric, linguistics and politics. After Plato died, Aristotle left Athens and started tutoring Alexander the Great. He established a library in Lyceum, which helped with the production of his many books. Aristotle shifted from Platonism to empiricism and believed that all concepts and knowledge was ultimately based on perception. His influence has gained renewed interest with the modern advent of virtue ethics and Aristotle’s philosophy continues to be the object of academic study today.

We have put together a collection of quotes from Aristotle, which you can use to motivate and build your team.

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”
– Aristotle

“Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.”
– Aristotle

“Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.”
– Aristotle

“Quality is not an act, it is a habit.”
– Aristotle

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.”
– Aristotle

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.”
– Aristotle

“For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.”
– Aristotle

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
– Aristotle

“The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.”
– Aristotle

“Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees the others.”
– Aristotle

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”
– Aristotle

“Our judgments when we are pleased and friendly are not the same as when we are pained and hostile.”
– Aristotle

“Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.”
– Aristotle

“The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life – knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.”
– Aristotle

“All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.”
– Aristotle

“The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.”
– Aristotle

“The whole is more than the sum of its parts.”
– Aristotle

“Education is the best provision for old age.”
– Aristotle

“He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.”
– Aristotle

“Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.”
– Aristotle

“Well begun is half done.”
– Aristotle