The Politics and Economics of Aristotle, Volume 10

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Henry G. Bohn, 1853 - Political science - 338 pages
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Page 5 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.
Page 95 - Now we usually call a state which is governed by one person for the common good a kingdom ; one that is governed by more than one, but by a few only, an aristocracy...
Page 25 - Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury: unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury...
Page xxxiv - And thus that which begins and actually constitutes any political society is nothing but the consent of any number of freemen capable of a majority to unite and incorporate into such a society. And this is that, and that only, which did or could give beginning to any lawful government in the world.
Page 38 - What is common to many is taken least care of, for all men have greater regard for what is their own than for what they possess in common with others.
Page 135 - Greek nation, was one in which every attribute of sovereignty might be shared, without respect to rank or property, by every freeman.
Page 292 - For the sexes are at once divided, in that neither of them have powers adequate for all purposes, nay, in some respects even opposite to each other, though they tend to the same end. For nature has made the one sex stronger and the other weaker, that the one by reason of fear may be more adapted to preserve property, while the other, by reason of its fortitude, may be disposed to repel assaults; and that the one may provide things abroad, while the other preserves them at home. And with respect to...
Page xxxv - Men living together according to reason without a common superior on earth, with authority to judge between them, is properly the state of Nature.
Page xxxvi - ... to proceed orderly in this, I think the foundation should be laid in inquiring into the ground and nature of civil society ; and how it is formed into different models of government; and what are the several species of it. Aristotle is allowed a master in this science, and few enter upon the consideration of government, without reading his Politics.
Page 268 - ... accustom them to it at first, but to do it by / degrees; besides boys have naturally a habit of loving the cold, on account of the heat. These, then, and such-like things ought to be the first object of our attention; the next age to this continues till the child is five years old, during which time it is best to teach him nothing at all, not even necessary labour, lest it should hinder his growth; but he should be accustomed to use so much motion as not to acquire a lazy habit of body, which...

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