I was zooming around and came upon a really old (2003) post of Barnacle Bob's.
He was in a discussion with Jerry (remember the barefoot guy at the January - in Minnesota - get together?) and gpond.
Here it is:
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. --Aristotle
Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. --Aristotle
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. --Aristotle
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers---Aristotle
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme. --Aristotle
Republics decline into democracies and democracies degenerate into despotisms. ---Aristotle
The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. --Aristotle
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. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side. --Aristotle