Quotation by Plato

In one sense it is evident that the art of kingship does include the art of lawmaking. But the political ideal is not full authority for laws but rather full authority for a man who understands the art of kingship and has kingly ability.
Plato (428–348 B.C.), Athenian philosopher. The Statesman, l.294b, The Collected Dialogues of Plato, p. 1063, eds. Edith Hamilton and Huntington Cairns, Random House, Inc. (1961).
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