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Stilettos to Aristotle’s One Year Anniversary

Today marks Stilettos to Aristotle’s one year anniversary! And sixty-six posts later, here we are. It has been a wonderful year of writing, sharing, and learning. I am abundantly grateful for those of you who keep up with my blog, and especially to those few wonderful friends who have shared words of encouragement with me.

So let’s commemorate the day by reading some few wise words by none other than Aristotle himself:

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

“Learning is not child’s play; we cannot learn without pain.”

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.”

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

“Those that know, do. Those that understand, teach.”

“The aim of art is not to represent the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.”

“We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions.”

Socrates was teacher of Plato, Plato was teacher of Aristotle, and Aristotle was teacher of Alexander the Great. Now Aristotle was not a perfect man, and I do not accept all of his theories and beliefs as my own. However, there are many great things to be learned from him and one would be wise to consider his ideas. (Learn more about Aristotle here.)

Now let us not forget the other half, Stilettos. Where Aristotle encompasses my love for philosophy, Stilettos encompasses my love for things beautiful; whether that be a fashion, home decorating, or a fragrant garden. I have seen many beautiful things within the year: the sun rise over Honduras, my new house becoming a home, and acts of love by my husband, just to name a few.

Though perhaps of less significance, I have also drooled over a fair amount of beautiful stilettos. (Learn more about the history of the Stiletto here.) My hope for this blog has always been to cover a wide array of topics, ranging from philosophy to shoes, hoping to attract the interest of all sorts of readers. Also to encourage the idea that beauty and brains should always go hand in hand.

So again, thank you for your support. As always, keeping reading and share your thoughts.


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