Where some people are very wealthy and others have nothing, the result will be either extreme democracy or absolute oligarchy, or despotism will come from either of those excesses.
Quote by Aristotle
Well begun is half done.
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Youth is easily deceived because it is quick to hope.
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Hope is a waking dream.
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Man punishes the action, but God the intention
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