Saturday, July 23, 2011

Weekend Wise Words

Be Smart! Be Brilliant!

 This weekend's guest Brilliant One, is Aristotle, student of Socrates (I'll do him next weekend):

Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

I have a photo of he and I hanging at a pub drinking Guinness somewhere but I seem to have misplaced it. Stick around and one of these days I may find it.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.

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

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

Law is mind without reason.

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Evil brings men together.

Hope is a waking dream.

Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.

We make war that we may live in peace.
[we seem to have forgotten that in modern times and go to war for greed or resources now.]

A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange...Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.

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

Nature does nothing uselessly.

The basis of a democratic state is liberty.

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