No one loves the man whom he fears.



Profession: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek

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Piety requires us to honour truth above our friends.

All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.

Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.

Yes the truth is that men's ambition and their desire to make money are among the most frequent causes of deliberate acts of injustice.

Nevertheless, Rhetoric is useful, because the true and the just are naturally superior to their opposites, so that, if decisions are improperly made, they must owe their defeat to their own advocates; which is reprehensible.

We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage.

It is of the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.

I say that habit's but a long practice, friend, and this becomes men's nature in the end.

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.

Beside these there is no other way; for the act is necessarily either done or not done, and those who act either have knowledge or do not.

A statement is persuasive and credible either because it is directly self-evident or because it appears to be proved from other statements that are so.

Now it is evident that the form of government is best in which every man, whoever he is, can act best and live happily.

Bad men are full of repentance.

It is just that we should be grateful, not only to those with whose views we may agree, but also to those who have expressed more superficial views; for these also contributed something, by developing before us the powers of thought.