Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Aristotle (384322 B.C.)
Man is by nature a political animal.
ARISTOTLE, Politics, book 1, chapter 2.Aristotles Politics and Poetics, trans. Benjamin Jowett and Thomas Twining, p. 5 (1957). Jowett translated Politics. This statement appears again in book 3, chapter 6, p. 68.