uncommon devotion to religion

A tyrant must put on
the appearance of
uncommon devotion
to religion.

Subjects are less
apprehensive of
illegal treatment from
a ruler whom they consider
god-fearing and pious.

On the other hand,
they do less easily
move against him,
believing that he has
the gods on his side.

— attributed to Aristotle

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