Single Idea 2817

[catalogued under 25. Society / D. Political Doctrines / 5. Democracy / d. Representative democracy]

Full Idea

It is all wrong that a person who is going to be deemed worthy of an office should solicit it.

Gist of Idea

It is wrong that a worthy officer of state should seek the office

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1271a10)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.147