Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Aristotle (384322 B.C.)
[The educated differ from the uneducated] as much as the living from the dead.
Attributed to ARISTOTLE.Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, trans. R. D. Hicks, vol. 1, book 5, section 19, p. 463 (1942).
He also credits Aristotle with saying: Teachers who educated children deserved more honour than parents who merely gave them birth; for bare life is furnished by the one, the other ensures a good life (p. 463).
Diogenes Laertius, a third century A.D. Greek writer, was a literary compiler rather than a philosopher. Considered the most significant secondary source of information covering the history of philosophy, his book is the only work of its kind that has come down to us substantially intact. A special feature of it is the citation of original excerpts.Michael Grant, Greek and Latin Authors, pp. 13132 (1980).