25MAY2018 – Quote of the Day

So, it’s Aristotle Week at Quote of the Day!

 

“In the many forms of government which have sprung up there has always been an acknowledgement of justice and proportionate equality, although mankind fail in attaining them, as indeed I have already explained. Democracy, for example, arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.”

Aristotle

 

And I thought this was a Marxist delusion.

23MAY2018 – Quote of the Day

So, it’s Aristotle Week at Quote of the Day!

 

They – Young People have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things – and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than useful ones: Their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning – all their mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They overdo everything – they love too much, hate too much, and the same with everything else.

Aristotle

 

In other words, they are more alive.

20MAY2018 – Quote of the Day

So, it’s Aristotle Week at Quote of the Day!

 

“Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-sufficient as not to need to, and therefore does not partake of society, is either a beast or a god.”

Aristotle

 

You know the expression “he must have been raised by wolves.”  I think the only difference here between a beast and a god is the possession of enough power to force the onlookers to endure asocial behavior.