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.
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It is of itself that the divine thought thinks (since it is the most excellent of things), and its thinking is a thinking on thinking.
The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence, and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms.
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