AristotleAristotle, (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher

Aristotle Quote

β€œIt is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

~ Aristotle

Ratings and Comments

alfred m. marcaid, Makati, Philippines

Excellently stated.

Dan Irvine, Buckfield, Maine

Personally, I do It everyday! some people call it thinking! or the non herd mentality.

Deno, London ON Canada

says alot

Rhonda Higgins, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Very thought provoking.

Lia K, San Francisco

I love the essence of the quote. You don't have to be educated, just wise and secure in your self.

Machelle Burt, Layton, Utah

The possibilities of discovering something life changing is invigorating! Open mindedness inspires self improvement.

Mike, Norwalk

(-; I like it a lot ;-). In most cases, very accurate

E Archer, NYC

I'm not sure that 'educated' would be the word I would use, as today, educated seems to be more 'indoctrinated' than thoughtful.  The more educated a person has been, the greater chance they are to believe in 'climate change,' lawyers, doctors, news anchors, actors and 'authorities.'

A true seeker of truth is not afraid of considering all points of view and may even actively seek them outside of his/her own bubble.  The truth already 'is' β€” discerning it is another matter ...

Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown

If the thought is based on a honest proposition, the educated man is always going to accept it.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 8/9/23

Tell that to those pushing the Covid vax, lock-downs, masks, shuttering farms, mercury-filled fluorescent bulbs, closing power plants, 'climate change', etc. all promoted from Ivy League 'educated' experts...

Mike, Norwalk
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Mike, Norwalk Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown 8/9/23

History has shown most educated (like from the theological seminaries, such as the ivy league) to be propagating dupes, only able to parrot the brainwashing and disinformation they graduated from. Of course, there are exceptions. Sillik, genuflecting before the socialist gods (communism, fascism, wokeism, etc.), your concept of educated is very different than the noble free


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