„States are doomed when they are unable to distinguish good men from bad.“

§ 5
From Lives and Opinions of the Eminent Philosophers by Diogenes Laërtius

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Antiszthenész fénykép
Antiszthenész14
-444 - -365 i.e.

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Robert LeFevre fénykép

„If you have a government of good laws and bad men, you will have a bad government. For bad men will not be bound by good laws.“

—  Robert LeFevre American libertarian businessman 1911 - 1986

Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph, “Unlimited Government” (Dec. 29, 1961).

R. A. Lafferty fénykép

„The idea of the thing was attacked by good and bad men, in good faith and bad.“

—  R. A. Lafferty, könyv Fourth Mansions

Forrás: Fourth Mansions (1969), Ch. 4
Kontextus: "There was a later time when sincere men tried to build an organization as wide as the world to secure the peace of the world. It had been tried before and it had failed before. Perhaps if it failed this time it would not be tried again for a very long while. The idea of the thing was attacked by good and bad men, in good faith and bad. The final realization of it was so close that it could be touched with the fingertips. A gambler wouldn't have given odds on it either way. It teetered, and it almost seemed as though it would succeed. Then members of that group interfered."
"And it failed, O'Claire?"
"No. It succeeded, Foley, as in the other case. It succeeded in so twisted a fashion that the Devil himself was puzzled as to whether he had gained or lost ground by it. And he isn't easily puzzled."

Edmund Burke fénykép

„When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.“

—  Edmund Burke, könyv Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

Volume i, p. 526; see #Disputed below.
Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents (1770)
Forrás: Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents: Volume 1 Paperback: 001

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„3918. Praise makes good Men better, and bad Men worse.“

—  Thomas Fuller (writer) British physician, preacher, and intellectual 1654 - 1734

Introductio ad prudentiam: Part II (1727), Gnomologia (1732)
Változat: 3162. Learning makes a good Man better, and an ill Man worse.

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„It is much easier to make good men wise, than to make bad men good.“

—  Henry Fielding, könyv The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

Forrás: The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling

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„Good slaves are free, but bad free men are slaves of many passions.“

—  Bion of Borysthenes ancient greek philosopher -325 - -246 i.e.

As quoted by Stobaeus, iii.1.18

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„Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.“

—  Socrates classical Greek Athenian philosopher -470 - -399 i.e.

Plutarch Moralia, How the Young Man Should Study Poetry

Variant translation: Base men live to eat and drink, and good men eat and drink to live.
Plutarch

Plutarch fénykép

„Socrates said, "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live."“

—  Plutarch ancient Greek historian and philosopher 46 - 127

How a Young Man ought to hear Poems, 4
Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919)

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William Penn fénykép

„Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.“

—  William Penn English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania 1644 - 1718

Frame of Government (1682)
Kontextus: Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments. Let men be good, and the government cannot be bad; if it be ill, they will cure it. But, if men be bad, let the government be never so good, they will endeavor to warp and spoil it to their turn.

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