Why I Love the Ancients

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. Also, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.

Aristotle


Really needs no commentary. I love the ancients.

Comments

Cat said…
Me too. :)

Reading those workds it doesn't surprise me at all to believe that Machiavelli must have read Aristotle.

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