Mark of an Educated Man

It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits; it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician scientific proofs. – Aristotle Book I, 1094.b24

Read more "Mark of an Educated Man"

Unnatural Wealth

Money was intended to be used in exchange, but not to increase at interest. And this term interest, which means the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of getting wealth this is the most unnatural. – Aristotle Book I, […]

Read more "Unnatural Wealth"

A Proper Education

There can be no doubt that children should be taught those useful things which are really necessary, but not all things, for occupations are divided into liberal and illiberal; and to young children should be imparted only such kinds of knowledge as will be useful to them without vulgarizing them. And any occupation, art, or […]

Read more "A Proper Education"

I; the self-centered

To walk while the Earth trembles, To dance while the Earth quakes. The Ground erupts and convulses; Thrusting, spewing forth chaos, Uncertainty and death; No longer Does the Earth speak to the I, as something known; All intimacy Has dried and sunk into Darkness and oblivion. Lost is the I who once saw, Lived, slept in the […]

Read more "I; the self-centered"