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.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
While both [Plato and truth] are dear, piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
We make war that we might live in peace.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
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.
That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.
The flute is not an instrument that has a good moral effect; it is too exciting.
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