And those against whom the wrongdoer can
pretend that either their ancestors, or themselves, or their friends, have
either committed, or intended to commit, wrong either against himself, or his
ancestors, or those for whom he has great regard; for, as the proverb says,
“evil-doing only needs an excuse.”
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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