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Quotation by Aristotle
For though we love both the truth and our friends, piety requires us to honor the truth first.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Nicomachean Ethics, bk. 1, ch. 6, trans. by Terence Irwin (1985).
Often quoted (from the Latin) "Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth." Aristotle, who spent 20 years at Plato's Academy as pupil and teacher, referred to his philosophical colleagues at the Academy as "friends."
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