The perversions are as follows: of royalty, tyranny; of aristocracy, oligarchy; of constitutional government, democracy.

-Aristotle
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All men desire by nature to know.

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It concerns us to know the purposes we seek in life, for then, like archers aiming at a definite mark, we shall be more likely to attain what we want.
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Without virtue it is difficult to bear gracefully the honors of fortune.

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But it is not at all certain that this superiority of the many over the sound few is possible in the case of every people and every large number. There are some whom it would be impossible: otherwise the theory would apply to wild animals- and yet some men are hardly any better than wild animals.
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We are not angry with people we fear or respect, as long as we fear or respect them; you cannot be afraid of a person and also at the same time angry with him.

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The virtue as the art consecrates itself constantly to what's difficult to do, and the harder the task, the shinier the success.
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The majority of mankind would seem to be beguiled into error by pleasure, which, not being really a good, yet seems to be so. So that they indiscriminately choose as good whatsoever gives them pleasure, while they avoid all pain alike as evil.

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Nature operates in the shortest way possible.
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Wit is educated insolence.

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The rattle is a toy suited to the infant mind, and education is a rattle or toy for children of larger growth.