7 Timeless Quotes From Aristotle
By Sukh Singh, Associate Partner, Lighthouse International
What does a Greek philosopher, who lived thousands of years ago... long before smartphones, laptops, skyscrapers, cars and Pokémon, have to teach us about how to live an incredibly happy and successful life?
Well, check out these 7 timeless quotes see his insights on how to develop ourselves personally and professionally, to be the very best people we can be...
On the Power of Habit
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit."
"Moral excellence comes about as a result of habit. We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts."
On Appreciating Life & Work
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
"We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths; in feelings, not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart throbs. He most lives who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best."
"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
"No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness."
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."
Choose one quote that really stands out to you...have you got it?
Now, think about what one thing could you do to bring this quote to reality in your life...