23 Mar

Yesterday I came across a paraphrased quote by Aristotle, I liked it, matter of fact I more than liked it, it explains so much. I think in whatever we do in life we should aim for excellence, work hard, be passionate about what it is we are doing, persevere and let the end result of our dedication and passion show the picture.

Here it is.


 “Excellence is achieved through training and passionate pursuit. We are what we repeatedly do. Therefore, excellence is not an act but rather the result of training, dedication and perseverance.” – ARISTOTLE (paraphrased)

Adam Zurundy is the person that paraphrased the quote,  here is the link to his website with the quote.


4 Responses to “Aristotle”

  1. richnodul November 30, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

    I love it.
    As usual it puts some loose thoughts straight into place. After doing something a couple of years, I usually get this feeling of being changed, a new part of oneself has become settled or permanent. Works the other way as well – stop doing something (work, hobby, bad friendships), it suddenly is not a part of you anymore.

    It all fits into the Aristotle thought of humans and their brains as plain biological nature. Things will grow or wither like a plant, according to their treatment. It’s a natural and comforting thought – positive to change and improvements in all walks of life 🙂

    Thanks for the quote!


    • kayannward December 1, 2009 at 12:38 am #

      No problem, thanks for reading

  2. azillion January 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm #

    Aristotle had many beutiful perceptions or the human condition. Ever since I began to read his works I found that I desired to live a life based on Aristotolean Virtue. Virtue is what I try to live by, virtousness is what I look for in friends and partners.

  3. kayannward January 23, 2010 at 6:12 am #

    Thanks for reading and leaving your thoughts.:)

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