1) "The final and perfect
association formed from a number of villages, is the polis...it exists for the
sake of a good life."
2) "...there are species
in which a distinction is already marked, immediately at birth, between those of
its members who are intended for being ruled and those who are intended to
pursuits...are not the supreme end of all things, but only means."
4) "It is the peculiarity
of man, in comparison with the rest of the animal world, that he alone possesses
a perception of good and evil, of the just and the unjust."
5) "Man, when perfected,
is the best of animals; but if he is isolated from law and justice he is the
worse of all."
6) "...it is to those who
are better at the job that the better supply of tools should be given."
7) "The authority of the
master and that of the statesman are different...."
8) "Tyranny is the
perversion of Kingship; Oligarchy of Aristocracy; and Democracy of Polity...None
of the three is directed to the advantage of the whole body of citizens."
9) "...any polis which is
truly so called, and is not merely so in name, must devote itself to the end of
10) "It is clear from our
argument, first, that the best form of political society is one where power is
vested in the middle class."