What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:581) - Aristotle soul friendship
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:668) - Aristotle Metaphysics wisdom
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.Aristotle habit
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:691) - Aristotle happiness
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:754) - Aristotle friendship
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:721) - Aristotle education
The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:694) - Aristotle education
No great mind has ever existed without a touch of madness.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:640) - Aristotle genius mind madness
I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.Qusmo Qusmo 2012-09-16 (visit:573) - Aristotle self-discovery
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Aristotle (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης, Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing morality, aesthetics, logic, science, politics, and metaphysics.
Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by Newtonian physics. In the zoological sciences, some of his observations were confirmed to be accurate only in the 19th century. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which was incorporated in the late 19th century into modern formal logic. In metaphysics, Aristotelianism had a profound influence on philosophical and theological thinking in the Islamic and Jewish traditions in the Middle Ages, and it continues to influence Christian theology, especially the scholastic tradition of the Catholic Church. His ethics, though always influential, gained renewed interest with the modern advent of virtue ethics. All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today. Though Aristotle wrote many elegant treatises and dialogues (Cicero described his literary style as "a river of gold"), it is thought that the majority of his writings are now lost and only about one-third of the original works have survived.