Quotation by Aristotle

Governments which have a regard to the common interest are constituted in accordance with strict principles of justice, and are therefore true forms; but those which regard only the interest of the rulers are all defective and perverted forms, for they are despotic, whereas a state is a community of freemen.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Politics, bk. III, ch. 6, l.17, The Basic Works of Aristotle, ed. Richard McKeon, Random House, Inc. (1941).
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