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Single Idea 3065

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / A. Basis of a State / 1. A People / a. Human distinctiveness]

Full Idea

We are made for cooperation, like feet, like hands, like eyelids, like the rows of upper and lower teeth. To act against one another, then, is contrary to nature.

Gist of Idea

Humans are naturally made for co-operation


Marcus Aurelius (The Meditations (To Himself) [c.170], 2.1)

Book Reference

'Essential Works of Stoicism', ed/tr. Hadas,Moses [Bantam 1961], p.111