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.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Source: The Nicomachean Ethics 5, 1
First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends: wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.
Evil draws men together.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
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