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Thought For the Day: Excellence Is Not An Accident; It Results From High Intention

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” – Aristotle    

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First Principles: Constitutions For Free Persons Should Aim At Common Advantage of the Community

“Constitutions which aim at the common advantage are correct and just without qualification, whereas those which aim only at the advantage of the rulers are deviant and unjust, because they involve despotic rule, which is inappropriate for a community of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Consideration of Thought Does Not Mean Its Acceptance

“It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” — Aristotle (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher Sometimes deep contemplation on the thoughts of others sharpens your own that are contrary.  Consider the above.  … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Truly Good and Wise Seek To Always Act Nobly

“The truly good and wise man will bear all kinds of fortune in a seemly way, and will always act in the noblest manner that the circumstances allow.” – Aristotle, in Nicomachean Ethics, Book I      

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Thought For the Day: The Mind and Heart Both Need To Be Educated

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”  –  Aristotle On the importance of learning, teaching and sharing ethical values: http://pages.stolaf.edu/ein/getting-started/why-study-ethics/ Should you wish to read Ethics  by Aristotle, it may be read in its entirety here: … Continue reading

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