Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
Man is by nature a political animal.
A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
For we do not think that we know a thing until we are acquainted with its primary conditions or first principles, and have carried our analysis as far as its simplest elements.
All proofs rest on premises.
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
Those who excel in virtue have the best right of all to rebel, but then they are of all men the least inclined to do so.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they my be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
Source: Politics, book V
Most people would rather give than get affection.
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