It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
[Democracy] arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal.
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms?
We should behave to our friends as we would wish our friends to behave to us.
Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit.
Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
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