Then, too, those very wrongs which people try to inflict on purpose to injure are often the result of fear:
that is, he who premeditates injuring another is
afraid that, if he does not do so, he may himself be
made to suffer some hurt. But, for the most part,
people are led to wrong-doing in order to secure
some personal end; in this vice, avarice is generally
the controlling motive.
M. Tullius Cicero. De Officiis. With An English Translation. Walter Miller. Cambridge. Harvard University Press; Cambridge, Mass., London, England. 1913.
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