Monday, October 1, 2012

Quote of the Week

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.  - Aristotle

We continue today with another quote from an ancient philosopher.  Aristotle was a student of Plato, who was taught by Socrates, and together with them, he was one of the most important founding figures of Western philosophy.  

In recent generations we have heard the term "finding ourselves" among the young.  This may be more than just a hollow excuse for poor behavior, but growing individuals struggling to understand themselves and find their way in a world of new experiences and opportunities.  There are choices and decisions to be made.  Wisdom is, therefore, not an age, but an understanding of self.  


And now for the moment you have all been waiting for...Drumroll please!

Hubby drawing the winning name.

And the winner is:

Babs is author of the hilariously funny and truly delightful blog Beetle's Memories & Ramblings.    


  1. Me? Meeee? Oh my! Thank you so much!
    *Goes off doing a happy dance*

    I finally have a post for my blog :)

  2. WoooooT!! Congrats to Babs!! YAY!!!!!

  3. Congratulations, Babs! Well-deserved :-)

    Nice quote, Linda. I'm not sure I agree, though. I've known myself for over 40 years, and I would hardly consider myself to be wise!

  4. Babs- You're welcome! We'll work it out.

    Meleah- I second that!

    Nicky- Wisdom is never guaranteed, regardless of age. It's just that age isn't a prerequisite.

  5. Hi Linda - congratulations to Babs.

    Love the thoughts here - it's often holding our tongue isn't it and learning from others along the way - I do think I've become 'wiser' since I've been blogging and while my mother was ill - I've learnt so much about life ..

    We should keep learning ... cheers Hilary


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