I have gained this from philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Diogenes Laeritius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers, book V
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.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
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.
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.
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