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.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
For hope is but the dream of those that wake.
Source: Aristotle by Diogenes Laertus, v, xi
In revolutions the occasions may be trifling but great interests are at stake.
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.
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.
We become just by doing just acts, temperate by doing temperate acts, brave by doing brave acts.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book 2 Chap. 1
We must as a second best, as people say, take the least of the evils.
Source: The Nicomachean Ethics - Book 2 Chap. 9
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