Democracy [is] when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
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.
. . . 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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