Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Aristotle (384322 B.C.)
When several villages are united in a single complete community, large enough to be nearly or quite self-sufficing, the state comes into existence, originating in the bare needs of life, and continuing in existence for the sake of a good life.
ARISTOTLE, Politics, book 1, chapter 2.Aristotles Politics and Poetics, trans. Benjamin Jowett and Thomas Twining, p. 5 (1952). Jowett translated Politics.