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A state arises, as I conceive, out of the needs of mankind; no one is self-sufficing, but all of us have many wants. - Plato.


Democracy arises out of the notion that those who are equal in any respect are equal in all respects; because men are equally free, they claim to be absolutely equal. – Aristotle.


Democracy... is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder; and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequals alike. - Plato.


Democracy passes into despotism. - Plato.


Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty. - Plato.


For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions. - Plato.


I don't believe that the big men, the politicians and the capitalists alone are guilty of the war. Oh, no, the little man is just as keen, otherwise the people of the world would have risen in revolt long ago! – Anne Frank.


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. – Aristotle.


I was really too honest a man to be a politician and live. - Socrates


Justice in the life and conduct of the State is possible only as first it resides in the hearts and souls of the citizens. - Plato.


No man undertakes a trade he has not learned, even the meanest; yet everyone thinks himself sufficiently qualified for the hardest of all trades, that of government. – Socrates.


Man is by nature a political animal. – Aristotle.


No one ever teaches well who wants to teach, or governs well who wants to govern. - Plato.


One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. - Plato.


Our object in the construction of the state is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class. - Plato.


Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. – Aristotle.


The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes. – Aristotle.


The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. – Aristotle.


There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands. - Plato.



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