Saturday, August 04, 2012

Never Go Home

When the state is framed upon the principle of equality and likeness, the
citizens think that they ought to hold office by turns. Formerly, as is natural,
everyone would take his turn of service; and then again, somebody else would
look after his interest, just as he, while in office, had looked after theirs. But
nowadays, for the sake of the advantage which is to be gained from the public
revenues and from office, men want to be always in office.
—Aristotle, Politics

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