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39 Ethics: Stobaeus D112. It is the aim of law to benefit the life of men; and it can, provided they wish to benefit from it. For it displays its goodness11 to those who obey. IV.1.33 D113. Civil strife is an evil for both parties; to victors and vanquished it brings like destruction. IV.1.34 D114. From concord come great deeds, and for cities the ability to win wars, otherwise not. IV.1.40 D115. Poverty in a democracy is as much more desirable than so-called well-being under tyrants as freedom is more desirable than slavery. IV.1.42 D116. One should attach the greatest importance of all to the city's being well run, and not indulge in inappropriate rivalry or increase one's own power to the detriment of the community. For the city's being well run is the greatest good; everything is contained in that, if that is preserved everything is preserved, if that is destroyed everything is destroyed. IV. 1.43 D117. It is not advantageous for good men to do other things while neglecting their own affairs; for then their own affairs go badly. But if someone neglects communal affairs, he acquires a bad reputation, even if he does not steal or do any wrong. For even if one does not neglect those things or do wrong, one runs a risk of being slandered or harmed. One is bound to go wrong, and people are not inclined to make allowances. IV.1.44 D118. When the bad assume official positions the more unworthy they are, the more heedless they become, and the more they are filled with folly and boldness. IV.1.45

11 Or 'their goodness.'

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