Quote Of The Day — September 24, 2013

Knowledge is not necessary for the possession of the virtues, whereas the habits which result from doing just and temperate acts count for all. By doing just acts the just man is produced, by doing temperate acts, the temperate man; without acting well no one can become good. Most people avoid good acts and take refuge in theory and think that by becoming philosophers they will become good.
Aristotle ARIST. Nico. II.4.

~ ~ Grouchy ~ ~

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6 Responses to Quote Of The Day — September 24, 2013

  1. Clyde says:

    I’d say the last sentence of this quote describes the left pretty well. Good one, GF

  2. Mrs AL says:

    I agree with Clyde.

    Additionally, how does Aristotle define “just and temperate acts”? That’s the meat of the matter for me.

    Appreciate your quotes, Grouchy, they increase my brain cell activity!

    • Sometimes, I think he (Aristotle) thought and wrote on multiple levels of understanding in a simultaneous manner~!
      Which did not assist in the comprehension factor~!