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   Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations.  1989.
 
 
NUMBER:209
AUTHOR:Aristotle (384–322 B.C.)
QUOTATION:When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
ATTRIBUTION:ARISTOTLE, Politics, book 1, chapter 2.—Aristotle’s Politics and Poetics, trans. Benjamin Jowett and Thomas Twining, p. 5 (1952). Jowett translated Politics.
SUBJECTS:Cities
 
 
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