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.