Ps. Xenophon (Old Oligarch) Constitution of the Athenians, 1.9



“The people quickly fall into slavery through the good intentions of their betters”


ἀπὸ τούτων τοίνυν τῶν ἀγαθῶν τάχιστ’ ἂν ὁ δῆμος εἰς  δουλείαν καταπέσοι.


This is from the Athenaion Politeia (“Constitution of the Athenians”), which may or may not be by Aristotle but is certainly not by Xenophon.

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