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Aristotle Quotes on Democracy (6 Quotes)


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  • 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)

  • If liberty and equality, as is thought by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will be best attained when all persons alike share in government to the utmost.
    (Aristotle)

  • Democracy arose from men's thinking that if they are equal in any respect, they are equal absolutely.
    (Aristotle)

  • 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)

  • A democracy is a government in the hands of men of low birth, no property, and vulgar employments.
    (Aristotle)


  • Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
    (Aristotle)


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