Greatness does not consist in receiving honors but in deserving them.
More Quotes from Aristotle:Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
It is the mark of an instructed mind to rest satisfied with the degree of precision which the nature of the subject admits and not to seek exactness when only an approximation of the truth is possible.
All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
He who hath many friends hath none.
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.
Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.
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