Politeuetai

Χρυσίππου·
Χρύσιππος ἐρωτηθεὶς διὰ τί οὐ πολιτεύεται, εἶπε· Διότι εἰ μὲν πονηρὰ τις πολιτεύεται, τοῖς θεοῖς ἀπαρέσει· εἰ δὲ χρηστὰ τοῖς πολίταις [Chrysippus, fr. 694 SVF vol. 3].
(Stobaeus, Flor. 45.29)

Chrysippus:
When asked why he didn’t partake in political life, Chrysippus said: “Because if one governs wickedly, the gods will be displeased; if justly, the citizens.” (tr. David Bauwens)

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