It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
Time crumbles things; everything older under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.
Source: Physics, book. IV
It is possible to fail in many ways . . . while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult - to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult).
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
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