Facts by Great Philosophers – Part 1


Fact #01: Assumptions in the mind do not necessarily reflect the reality. 
Distinctions drawn by the mind are not necessarily equivalent to distinctions in reality.” – Thomas Aquinas

Fact #02: We put our faith to the things we can't see and we hope for the things that are not with us. 
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
 - Thomas Aquinas

Fact #03: Love and knowledge. Love has no boundaries, but the knowledge has. 
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.” – Thomas Aquinas

Fact #04: What we love defines who we are. 
The things that we love tell us what we are.” – Thomas Aquinas

Fact #05: Our actions are caused by chances, nature, compulsions, habits, reasons, passions, and desires. 
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, desire.”
– Aristotle

Fact #06: Every man wants to be the master of his surroundings. That's why every man desires knowledge for his existence. 
All men by nature desire knowledge.”
– Aristotle

Fact #07: Although a man is the cleverest animal on earth, he is the worst of all if he is not guided by the laws. 
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice is the worst.”
– Aristotle

Fact #08: We do not take education seriously when we are prosperous, but we need it when we are in difficult situations. 
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.”
– Aristotle

Fact #09: We are bound to fear because we anticipate the evil. 
Fear is pain arising from the anticipation of evil.”
– Aristotle

Fact #10: Success does not come in a single day. Years of many efforts can bring about the whole achievement. 
For one swallow does not does not make a summer, nor does one day; and so too one day, or a short time, does not make a man blessed and happy.”
– Aristotle


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