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Aristotle Said

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.

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cloudscudding
Jan. 23rd, 2006 10:48 pm (UTC)
And an annoyingly difficult habit, at that.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:29 am (UTC)
Yeah, it is. I posted this today because I really, really wanted to take a shortcut on a writing project, and after a bit of a struggle, I decided I'd rather do it right. See the motto of the HMS Ark Royal (posted below).

I blame Germanic guilt.
peartreealley
Jan. 24th, 2006 01:49 am (UTC)
One of my favorite quotes.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
You show excellent taste in Greek philosophers. :)
mckitterick
Jan. 24th, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
I bet he didn't say that bit about excellence, though *g*

(You work for HR, don't you? *G*)

In all seriousness: a lot of truth in this, though.
the_monkey_king
Jan. 24th, 2006 05:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, it does sound a bit motivational posterish, but I think it's better than that.

It reminds me a little of the motto of the British carrier, HMS Ark Royal, which is "Zeal Does Not Rest." On my good days, I totally get that. On the bad days, I pretty much tell zeal to fuck off.
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