943 – “The proof that the state is a creation of nature and prior to the individual is that the individual, when isolated, is not self-sufficing; and therefore he is like a part in relation to the whole. But 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: he is no part of a state.”

-Aristotle

Quote Number: 229

Source: Aristotle. Politics. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. The Clarendon Press: Oxford. 1920. Online Here.

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