Such are the
motives of injustice; let us now state the frame of mind of those who commit it,
and who are the sufferers from it. Men do wrong when they think that it can be
done and that it can be done by them; when they think that their action will
either be undiscovered, or if discovered will remain unpunished; or if it is
punished, that the punishment will be less than the profit to themselves or to
those for whom they care.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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