A state is not a mere society, having a common place, established for the prevention of mutual crime and for the sake of exchange. . . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
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Actions determine what kind of characteristics are developed.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics Book II, Chapter 2
Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.
A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.
In a democracy the poor will have more power than the rich, because there are more of them, and the will of the majority is supreme.
While both [Plato and truth] are dear, piety requires us to honor truth above our friends.
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
We make war that we might live in peace.
With regard to excellence, it is not enough to know, but we must try to have and use it.
. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Source: Politics, book III
One swallow does not make a summer?
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