Aristotle quote about poverty from Politics - poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
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poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
 Aristotle, Politics (4th century BC). copy citation

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Author Aristotle
Source Politics
Topic poverty crime revolution
Date 4th century BC
Language English
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Note Translated by Benjamin Jowett
Weblink http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/politics.html

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“One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. Pheidon the Corinthian, who was one of the most ardent legislators, thought that the families and the number of citizens ought to remain the same, although originally all the lots may have been of different sizes: but in the Laws the opposite principle is maintained.” source

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