Single Idea 2819

[catalogued under 25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / d. Elites]

Full Idea

The only virtue special to a ruler is practical wisdom.

Clarification

'Practical wisdom' is the Greek word 'phronesis'

Gist of Idea

The only virtue special to a ruler is practical wisdom

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1277b27)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.182