Quote Of The Day — September 23, 2013

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There are three prominent types of life: pleasure, political and contemplative. The mass of mankind is slavish in their tastes, preferring a life suitable to beasts; they have some ground for this view since they are imitating many of those in high places. People of superior refinement identify happiness with honour, or virtue, and generally the political life.

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Aristotle — ARIST. Nico. I.5.

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5 Responses to Quote Of The Day — September 23, 2013

  1. Mrs AL says:

    Aristotle sure got this one right, eh? Gee let’s see … hmmmm … reminds me of some country but it just eludes me …. http://smileyshack.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/sconfused_100-109.gif?w=20&h=20

    Thanx for posting, Grouchy!

  2. Clyde says:

    Aristotle. Wise betwixt his ears. Good one, GF.

  3. I suppose that the ancient Greeks had a lot of worldly wisdom, and some is good for us….. but the apostle Paul bested them, in the book of Acts, and also in the book of 2nd Timothy 3:16. “ALL scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness….. etc.” Also, the “Wisdom of the world is foolishness with God. Period.

  4. Thank You for your comment, Thomas.
    It is not really my desire to get into a materialist vs religious discussion.
    Every area of LIFE has it’s wisdom, and that is the point of what I am trying to bring out here.