It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Source: Nicomachean Ethics
Contributed by: Zaady
It is simplicity that makes the uneducated more effective than the educated when addressing popular audiences.
Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
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.
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.
It is possible to fail in many ways . . . while to succeed is possible only in one way (for which reason also one is easy and the other difficult - to miss the mark easy, to hit it difficult).
Source: Nicomachean Ethics (4th c. BC)
. . . Political society exists for the sake of noble actions, and not of mere companionship.
Source: Politics, book III
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