Aristotle (Stageira, 384 BC - Chalkis, 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. The writings of Aristotle were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing ethics, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.

Friday Aug 5, 2022

Aristotle: Knowing yourself

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Thursday Mar 31, 2022

Aristotle: Friendship

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

Friday Dec 3, 2021

Aristotle: Gained by philosophy

I have gained this by philosophy; I do without being ordered what some are constrained to do by their fear of the law.

Thursday Nov 4, 2021

Aristotle: Patience

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.

Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

Aristotle: To write well

To write well, express yourself like the common people, but think like a wise man.

Wednesday Mar 31, 2021

Aristotle: Those who educate children well

Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.

Tuesday Jul 14, 2020

Aristotle: Be a free thinker

Be a free thinker and don't accept everything you hear as truth.

Be critical and evaluate what you believe in.

Wednesday Apr 24, 2019

Aristotle: Excellence

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.

Tuesday Mar 12, 2019

Aristotle: Educated Mind

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

Friday Nov 16, 2018

Aristotle: Your good mood

If you want your life to smile at you,
give your good mood first.

Thursday Sep 13, 2018

Aristotle: Learning to do

What we have to learn to do,
we learn by doing.

Wednesday Mar 7, 2018

Aristotle: Educating the mind

Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.

Monday Apr 17, 2017

Aristotle: Pleasure in the job

Pleasure in the job puts
perfection in the work.

Friday Sep 9, 2016

Aristotle: Excellence is never an accident

Excellence is never an accident.
It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives
- choice, not chance, determines your destiny.

Friday Sep 2, 2016

Aristotle: The energy of the mind

The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

Friday Jul 8, 2016

Aristotle: To know and to understand

Those who know, do.
Those that understand, teach.

Wednesday Feb 19, 2014

Aristotle: Happiness

Happiness depends upon ourselves.