My favourite quote of all time is a misattribution.

Caelan Huntress
Aug 25, 2017 · 4 min read

When I was a young scholar, my life changed when I read this quote:

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

I thought that Aristotle said this.

For years, I ended my newsletters with this marvellous line, attributing it to the Ancient Greek philosopher and scientist. For a time, I even…