Aristotle Quotes

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

“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 it is not easy.”

“The one who overcomes their desires is braver than the one who conquers their enemies, for the hardest victory is over oneself.”

“The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

“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 — and choice, not chance, determines your destiny.”

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

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”

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

“To write well, express yourself like the common folk, but think like the wise individual.”

“No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.”

“A friend to all is a friend to none.”

Rules For Being Human

Rules for being human handed down from ancient Sanskrit

  1. You will receive a body
  2. You will learn lessons
  3. There are no mistakes, only lessons
  4. A lesson will be repeated until it is learned
  5. Learning lessons does not end
  6. “There” is no better than “here”
  7. Others are merely mirrors of you
  8. What you make of your life is up to you
  9. Life is exactly what you think it is
  10. Your answers lie inside you
  11. You will forget all of this
  12. You can remember it whenever you want

Keep Calm & Carry On: Anger More Harmful To Health Than Sadness, Study Finds

We are said to be living in “the age of rage”. This is bad because anger can seriously damage a person’s health. I guess it’s like what Buddha said, “Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

https://www.studyfinds.org/anger-more-harmful-than-sadness-study/

Genius

“You hope, and perchance believe, no doubt, that when you have a full opportunity to show the world what sort of timber you are made of that people will look upon you as being a (quote) ‘genius.’ Almost every person cherishes some such aspiration. And why not? Such a trend of thought is to be encouraged. It is proper and commendable. We would all be geniuses if we could. The world admires a genius. If you are the genuine article, it seeks your autograph, prints your picture in books and magazines, and when you pass away it is likely to build a monument over your remains.
Can we all be geniuses? Some say we can and some say we cannot. Some say geniuses are born and some say they are self-made. When Thomas Edison, the famous inventor, was asked for his definition of genius he answered: ‘Two per cent is genius and ninety-eight per cent is hard work.’
This definition of genius quite agrees with that given by the American statesman, Alexander Hamilton, who said: ‘All the genius I have lies in just this: When I have a subject in hand, I study it profoundly. Day and night it is before me. I explore it in all its bearings; my mind becomes pervaded with it. Then the effort which I eventually make, the people are pleased to call genius. It is the fruit of labor and thought.'”
-Nixon Waterman