The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
The greatest thing is style. . . a mark of genius, for to make good metaphors implies an eye for resemblances.
The high minded man must care more for the truth than for what people think.
The law is reason free from passion.
The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
The best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
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.
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