Quote Of The Day — September 16, 2013

Excellence of deliberation is not opinion. The man who deliberates badly makes mistakes while he who deliberates well does so correctly; correctness in deliberation is the truth that determines opinion. Excellent deliberation attains what is good which is the aim of the man of practical wisdom.

Aristotle – From Aristotle. The Nichomean Ethics. ARIST. Nico. VI.9.

~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — September 16, 2013

  1. Mrs AL says:

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

    And, IMHO, an educated mind does not always mean educated in the halls of what passes for education institutions today.

    Ok, it may not really fit your excellent quote, but I just wanted to toss one back at your for a change, Grouchy — hehehe

  2. But, My Dear Lady, YOU, are OH, SO TRUE~!,,, And I was HOPING that someone would come back with that kind of riposte~!,,,

  3. Kathy says:

    Well, I’ve read this nine or seven times and I’m still not clear on it, so I’m going to disagree with it somewhat. The definition of deliberate is to think and discuss issues, so it cannot be without opinion, to my way of thinking.

  4. Clyde says:

    Well, ol’ Aristotle sure as shit didn’t have leftists in mind when he penned this one, did he?