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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.

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Aristotle (384 BCE - March 7, 322 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on diverse subjects, including physics, poetry, biology and zoology, logic, rhetoric, politics and government, and ethics. Along with Socrates and Plato, Aristotle was one of the most influential of ancient Greek philosophers. They transformed Presocratic Greek philosophy into the foundations of Western philosophy as we know it. Some consider Plato and Aristotle to have founded two of the most important schools of Ancient philosophy; others consider Aristotelianism as a development and concretization of Plato's insights.

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The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit...

Jul 10, 2011

Misattributed. The original quote is: M. Porcius Cato dixit litterarum radices amaras esse fructus iocundiores. (Cato said that the roots of education are bitter, its fruits more pleasant.) Declined in numerous different ways by a Latin grammarian named Diomedes in his Ars grammatica, 4th or 5th c. AD. Printed in Grammatici Latini, ed. Heinrich Keil, vol. 1.310. Leipzig: BG Teubner, 1855-1880. My source: The chreia and ancient rhetoric: classroom exercises, Volume 2002, Part 2, p. 67-68, by Ronald F. Hock, Edward N. O'Neil, Society of Biblical Literature It would be really helpful to everyone if quotes were cited!!