Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence.



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Nationality: Greek

Men are swayed more by fear than by reverence. Aristotle

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They who love in excess also hate in excess.

Bad men are full of repentance.

The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.

Avoid the enthymeme form when you are trying to rouse feeling; for it will either kill the feeling or will itself fall flat: all simultaneous motions tend to cancel each other either completely or partially.

Accordingly, the poet should prefer probable impossibilities to improbable possibilities.

Good character is the indispensable condition and chief determinant of happiness, itself the goal of all human doing. The end of all action, individual or collective, is the greatest happiness of the greatest number.

Human beings are by nature political animals.

It is this simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences—makes them, as the poets tell us, 'charm the crowd's ears more finely.' Educated men lay down broad general principles; uneducated men argue from common knowledge and draw obvious conclusions.

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

We become just by performing just action, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave action.

Nor is he liberal who gives with pain; for he would prefer the wealth to the noble act, and this is not characteristic of a liberal man. But no more will the liberal man take from wrong sources; for such taking is not characteristic of the man who sets no store by wealth.

Reason is a light that God has kindled in the soul.

But there is a difference: in Rhetoric, one who acts in accordance with sound argument, and one who acts in accordance with moral purpose,are both called rhetoricians; but in Dialectic it is the moral purpose that makes the sophist, the dialectician being one whose arguments rest, not on moral purpose but on the faculty.

The weak are always anxious for justice and equality. The strong pay no heed to either.