Democracy comesinto being when the poor conquer, kill some of the other party and banish others,share out the citizenship and government equally with the rest, the offices aregenerally settled by lot. P419 556b
 ‘They are freeman; the city is full of freedom and liberty of speech, and men may do whatthey like’. ‘there is liberty of action; each men would arrange his own privatelife in it just as it pleased him’.p.419.
 This is the mostbeautiful constitution, because of it is liberty!P.419.
 No necessary tobe governor there, no need to be ruled if you do not like it; you need not goto war if they fight, you need not keep peace if the others keep it, unless youdesire peace; p.420
 Care nothingwhat the practices before entering and living political life, but gives himhonour if he only says he is loyal to the people! P.420
 These things arein democracy, no governor and plenty of colour; equality of a sort, distributedto equal and unequal alike. P.420
 For the mostbeautiful constitution and the most beautiful men, that is tyranny and thetyrant. How does tyranny come about? Democracy change into this. P.425.
Plato The Republic 613c see Great Dialogues of Plato translatedby
W.H.D. Rouse, Signet Classics 1984.P.491.Judges gave judgement, commanded the just men to proceed to the right andupwards through heaven, the unjust men they sent down to the left.
 In democraciesall share in all things. 1328b24
 The deviationsfrom (the right constitution): tyranny from kingship, oligarchy fromaristocracy, democracy from polity. 1289a26
 Tyranny is theworst while democracy is the most moderate of the deviations. 1289a38
 Plato thinksthat where all are reasonable enough, then democracy is the worst of them; butwhen all are bad, democracy is the best. 1289a38
 in every casethe
citizenbody of a state is sovereign;the citizenbody is the constitution. Thus in democracies the people aresovereign, in oligarchies the few. 1278b6
 Democracies isthe sovereign power in the hands of those who have no stock of possessions andare without means. 1279b16 when the poor rule, that is democracy. 1279b16
 Variousdemocracies: base on the principle of equality, property-qualification foroffice; all citizens share; everyone shares, if citizens, law rules; multitudeis sovereign and not the law. 1291b39
Demagogues where the laws are not rule, become tyranny
 Freedom is thedefinitive principle of democracy, as wealth of oligarchy, and virtue ofaristocracy；the principle of majority-decision belong to all three. 1294a9
 In democracy nofines for non-attendance are imposed on the wealthy, and the poor receive payfor their services. In democracies, there is no property-qualification, by lotis regards as democracy. 1294a35
 A fullest senseof democracy which the people is sovereign even over the laws. 1298b11
 Democracy arosefrom the idea that those who are equal in any respect one equal absolutely. Allare free, claim that they are all equal absolutely. The democrats, on theground that they are equal, claim equal participation in everything. 1301a25
 Democracy issafer and less liable to faction than oligarchy. 1302a 2
 It is a mistaketo describe democracy too simple and absolute saying that democracy where themass of people is sovereign. 1290a30
 we should sayrather that it is a democracy whenever the free are sovereign, oligarchy whenthe rich are sovereign;
free are many,rich are few. Whenever the free are not numerous, but rule over a majority whoare not free, cannot say it is democracy. A democracy exists whenever those whoare free and are not well-off, being in the majority, are in sovereign controlof government. 1290b7