Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Aristotelian Philosophy

Drawing fro Aristotelianism,- a philosophy inspired by Aristotle,- the following quotes have been compiled to stir your higher self. To lift you to a higher level of thought and imagination. To access a level of consciousness not before experienced. 

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

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

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.

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

Quality is not an act, it's a habit.

Anybody can become angry- that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way- that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.

Excellence is an act won by training habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.

You will never do anything in this world without courage. If is the greatest quality of the mind next to honour.

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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

Happiness depends upon ourselves.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.

All men by nature desire knowledge.

Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.

We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.

Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.

All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.

I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.

Thou wilt find rest from vain fancies if thou doest every act in life as though it were thy last.

The whole is more than the sum of its parts.

The soul never thinks without a picture.

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.

Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

The gods too are fond of a joke.

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

Nature does nothing in vain.

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.

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

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.

There is no great genius without some touch of madness.

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