Posts Tagged 'Aristotle'

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/17/20

An Introduction to the Political Theory of Aristotle

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”   —   Aristotle

(Does this mean that the opposite of dignity is . . . humility???  Hmm.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/16/17

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Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.”   —   Aristotle

(Does this mean that friends are also goods?  Is there a commodities exchange for friends?  If so, I guess you could be either long, or short, depending on your investment strategy.  I recommend going long on friends . . . friends.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 04/15/15

Statue of Aristotle at the university of Freib...

Statue of Aristotle at the university of Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.”   —   Aristotle

(But of course!  For who else’s sake would you wish someone well?  I think the old boy had gotten a bit jaded by this time.  This might have been a tougher solve, had I not seen/figured out the author, so early on.  I feel like I cheated.  Although, this is the first Aristotle quote in quite some time.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 03/04/14

Aristotle

Aristotle (Photo credit: maha-online)

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

(Sounds like the definition of an open mind, to me!  Don’t worry about your brain falling out, folks.  That’s like Archie Bunker worrying that  Meathead’s keister was going to fall off.  Keisters don’t fall off and brains don’t fall out.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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Cryptoquotem Spoiler – 10/18/13

 

View from the Pir Sohawa restraint in Islamabad

View from the Pir Sohawa restraint in Islamabad (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.”   —   Aristotle

 

restraint

restraint (Photo credit: j-ster)

(This is probably the most important thing for a new President to learn.  Knowing how to exercise restraint is much more important that utilizing your powers.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/22/13

Aristotle (1811) Galleria dell'Accademia, Venice

Aristotle (1811) Galleria dell’Accademia, Venice (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

Barnstar of tolerance

Barnstar of tolerance (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(An intolerant mind is an uneducated mind.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

PS.  There are so many crappy posts from people saying we need to tolerate intolerance, so we’re not hypocritical.  I guess we should just tolerate ignorance and injustice too!?!?   —  YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 12/09/12

Detail of The School of Athens by Raffaello Sa...

Detail of The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio, 1509, showing Plato (left) and Aristotle (right) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

All that is gained by falsehood is, not to be believe when he speaks the truth.”   —   Aristotle

(Maybe this should be re-worded to:  All that is gained by getting caught in a falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth.  The most skilled liars hoodwink us time and time again.  And, only those who dare to question them know anything about “the truth”.  Be well, do good . . . and pull your head out of your asses and question what they’re selling as “the truth” . . . if YOU dare.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/01/09

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”   — Aristotle

(This quote should be up on the wall in the Mets lockerroom!) —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 05/17/09

Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.”   — Aristotle

(This guy was the best!  It’s a little ironic that a man who spoke and wrote of the common virtues of all men should lend his name to the root of the word: aristocrat.) —   YUR


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