View Full Version : Philosophers believed in the right to bear arms

08-10-2005, 7:13 PM
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
- Aristotle

Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
- Plato

This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.
- Plato

Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty.
- Plato

He was a wise man who invented beer.
- Plato

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