Monday, November 06, 2006

Since I'm in Aristotle mood

Here's the man, a pagan, whom St. Thomas called The Philosopher:
Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.
And gay by performing gay actions. Because, as The Philosopher says:
Or, in one word, the habits are produced from the acts of working like to them ... whether we are accustomed this way or that straight from childhood ... I would say it makes all the difference.

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