AristotleAristotle, (384-322 BC) Greek philosopher

Aristotle Quote

“The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.”

~ Aristotle

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Justin, Elkland

They must have passed a massive healthcare bill in Aristotle's day as well.

jim k, Austin,Tx

Good reply, Justin. As to lying, how about when B.H.O. has the audacity to tell us that this plan will actually save money. When has that bunch or any bunch before actually passed any bill that saved any money. As PJ O'Rourk said, if you think health care is expensive now, wait till you see how much it costs when it's free.

Justin, Elkland

Even a teen in an economics class knows that adding middle-men to a transaction will never save money. The Obamacare Law is four reams of control structure and taxing authority, nothing more.

Mike, Norwalk

AND, when the initial deviation from the truth commences as a whopping lie (as Mr. Obamunist Goodwrench and his de facto czars and stars so enjoy doing) the thousandfold multiplier only compounds at greater and greater devastating rates.

E Archer, NYC
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E Archer, NYC Mike, Norwalk 11/21/18

I like your take, Mike.  A lie is like a debt that compounds at interest.  A lie is counterfeit money.  It's giving credit where credit isn't due.  It has the purchasing power of the truth without any backing.  Reminds me of the dollar bill, now inflated 95% in lost purchasing power since its issuance.

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RBESRQ    5/19/10

As is evident in WMD and nearly all US foreign policy

Justin, Elkland

I don't think the evidence supports a lie from the Bush administration regarding WMDs, though there was no where near sufficient cause for war. I would say most U.S. foreign policy is predicated on at least one lie, but then I'm not invited to CIA briefings. It could be nearly all.

Justin, Elkland

Eureaka! I just realized East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit must have used a mathematical representation of this quote to process their climate data.

Rick, erie,pa

Everything ripples. Good and bad. Madam Speaker of the house, What's the story on your bizzare speech on the word? The word this, the word that, etc.etc. I didn't capitalize Word, because I wasn't sure what or where you were in your head or if you're out of it. Believe what you want, but the Word in Christianity is Jesus. Ashamed to say it? My lady, you have alot of power,and what you say and do ripples. As a Catholic Christian, why do you find Him a stumbling block? If we find Him a stumbling block, He will see us as a stumbing block. Pick your world, my lost child. When did you lose your Catholic identity letting vain zeal ruin God's true center of your heart?

E Archer, NYC

To deviate from the truth is to give life to a lie.  Nature's laws cannot be broken, but they can be bent, and they will spring back.  Everyone is putting on the act that works best for them  we buy the best act, and strive for it.  ;-)  But the laws of Nature have limits, and when treating falsehood as reality, there are bound to be some barriers that come up due to ignorance. The only true path to the Truth is to always tell it, even if the answer is "I don't know."  Once a lie is revealed, it has no more power.

Robert Edwards, somewhere in the USA

What is is, there is no deviation... Today, more so than ever, is the truth harder to come by. There is an industry in manipulating the truth, thousands of people are employed just so you never get to hear the truth. People are willing to forego the truth for a paycheck and health benefits. I am sickened by the lack of integrity and moral fiber in the US population. We are heading down a very slippery slope into the abyss from which there will be no escape. 


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