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Ancient Greek Philosopher, Scientist and Physician, 384 BC-322 BC
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...for the lesser evil is reckoned a good in comparison with the greater evil, since the lesser evil is rather to be chosen than the greater...
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A bad man can do a million times more harm than a beast
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A common danger unites even the bitterest enemies
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A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employment
Democracy
A friend to all is a friend to none.
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A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed.
Power
A good style must have an air of novelty, at the same time concealing its art.
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A good style must, first of all, be clear. It must . . . be appropriate.
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A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
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A likely impossibility is always preferable to an unconvincing possibility.
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A man is the origin of his action.
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A nose which varies from the ideal of straightness to a hook or snub may still be of good shape and agreeable to the eye.
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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.
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A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious, and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself . . . with incidents arousing pity and terror, with which to accomplish its purgation of these emotions.
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A true friend is one soul in two bodies.
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A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
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A very populous city can rarely, if ever, be well governed
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A whole is that which has beginning, middle and end.
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Adventure is worthwhile.
Adventure
After breaking up of the husk the creature issues out, leaving a little moisture behind, and after a short interval flies up into the air and sets a chirping,
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