“All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.”
Rhetoric, Book I, 1369.a5
Attributed to Aristotle by Diogenes Laërtius in Lives of the Eminent Philosophers, Book V: "He who has friends can have no true friend"
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Bio: Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, linguistics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates, Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy.
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“Every tax, however, is to the person who pays it a badge, not of slavery but of liberty. It denotes that he is a subject to government, indeed, but that, as he has some property, he cannot himself be the property of a master.”