Man is by nature a political animal.
Law is order, and good law is good order.
They should rule who are able to rule best.
The basis of a democratic state is liberty.
The best political community is formed by citizens of the middle class.
Again, men in general desire the good, and not merely what their fathers had.
Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.
It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.
He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.