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Sophomore year of college, first semester. "Leisure, as much freedom from fatigue as a human being can have." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. October 11, 2013; 9:48 AM, a Friday morning. "Our purpose in being busy is to have leisure, and we wage war in order to have peace." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. October 11, 2013; 9:36 AM. "If you cannot be the poet, be the poem." - David Carradine. October 8, 2013; 10:04 AM, a Tuesday morning. "Now, the most fearful thing of all is death; for it is the end, and once a man is dead it seems that there is no longer anything good or evil for him." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. October 6, 2013; 1:32 PM, a Sunday afternoon. "But once you have thrown a stone and let it go, you can no longer recall it, even though the power to throw it was yours, for the initiative was within you." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. October 6, 2013; 1:21 PM, a Sunday afternoon. "For where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power not to act, and where we can say "no", we can also say "yes"." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. October 6, 2013; 1:05 PM, a Sunday afternoon. "Evil belongs to the indeterminate but good to the determinate. This, by the way, is also the reason why the one is easy and the other hard: it is easy to miss the target but hard to hit it. Here, then, is an additional proof that excess and deficiency characterize vice, while the mean characterizes virtue: for bad men have many ways, good men but one." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. September 27, 2013; 4:25 PM, a Friday afternoon. "Median is the point of excellence." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. September 27, 2013; 6:09 PM, a Friday afternoon. "Thus we can experience fear, confidence, desire, anger, pity, and generally any kind of pleasure and pain either too much or too little, and in either case not properly. But to experience all this at the right time, toward the right objects, toward the right people, for the right reason, and in the right manner - that is the median and the best course, the course that is a mark of virtue." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. September 27, 2013; 4:22 PM, a Friday afternoon. "It is harder to fight against pleasure than anger." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. September 27, 2013; 4:11 PM, a Friday afternoon. "To fight against anger is hard; for it buys what it wants at the price of the soul." -Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. September 27, 2013; 1:21 PM, a Friday afternoon.

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