I feel the need to kick back and relax... in spite of all the boxes, clothes, books, food and other miscellaneous items sitting in the middle of house beckoning for my attention! I'm sooo tired of looking at this stuff... I feel as if I haven't even made a dent. So here we are amongst the books tonight that need to be boxed up so I started reading some of my favorite quotes (I'm a quote loving girl).....
Tonight's featured writer: Aristole
-All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
-All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
-All virtue is summed up in dealing justly
-Man perfected by society is the best of all animals; he is the most terrible of all when he lives without law, and without justice.
-The moral virtues, then, are produced in us neither by nature nor against nature. Nature, indeed, prepares in us the ground for their reception, but their complete formation is the product of habit
-We are what we repeatedly do
-I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies
-Piety requires us to honor truth above our friends
-To enjoy the things we ought and to hate the things we ought has the greatest bearing on excellence of character.
And one of my all time favorites:
-It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it