Posts Tagged ‘Aristotle’

Quote of the day, June 7

June 16, 2017

Aristotle, on education

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

Quote of the day, April 24

April 25, 2017

Aristotle, from Politics

“Man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 3

January 3, 2017

Aristotle, on man

“For man, when perfected, is the best of animals, but, when separated from law and justice, he is the worst of all; since armed injustice is the more dangerous, and he is equipped at birth with the arms of intelligence and with moral qualities which he may use for the worst ends.”

Quote of the day, March 26

March 26, 2016

Aristotle, on hope

“Hope is a waking dream.”

Quote of the day, Jan. 31

January 31, 2016

Aristotle, from Politics

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

Quote of the day, March 8

March 8, 2015

Aristotle, from Nicomachean Ethics

“The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2014

Eric Kandel, on the self

“Since Socrates and Plato first speculated on the nature of the human mind, serious thinkers through the ages—from Aristotle to Descartes, from Aeschylus to Strindberg and Ingmar Bergman—have thought it wise to understand oneself and one’s behaviour.”

Quote of the day, June 2

June 2, 2013

Aristotle, on peace

“It is not enough to win a war; it is more important to organize the peace.”

Quote of the day, May 12

May 12, 2013

Aristotle, on happiness

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”


Quote of the day, Jan. 12

January 11, 2013

Aristotle, on education

“Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.”