In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
In short, the habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal; and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind that creates revolutions.
For as the interposition of a rivulet, however small, will occasion the line of the phalanx to fluctuate, so any trifling disagreement will be the cause of seditions.
Source: Aristotle's Politics: A Treatise on Government - Page 169
For this reason poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.
Source: Poetics, Chap. 9
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
We must as a second best, as people say, take the least of the evils.
Source: The Nicomachean Ethics - Book 2 Chap. 9
Well begun is half done.
Source: Politics (quoting a proverb)
Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Source: The Nicomachean Ethics 5, 1
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