I distinctly remember in times gone by that Aristotle quoting Homer said, "The Rule of one is best". Now, I can't find it.
Using Questia, I found two other books that have the same quote:
"Furthermore, he argued, empirical evidence shows that the rule of one is best: The home has one master, the army one general, the universe one ruler. 53 Gassendi consistently compared the state to the home. " (Sarasohn 157)
Accordingly, we should not allow our familiar democratic rhetoric to obscure from us the fact that although a president or a prime minister is an officer of the state and accountable to the people, and is far from being an arbitrary tyrant, he is not, for that reason, any the less an exemplar of the Aristotelian principle that "the rule of one is best." (Goodman 170)
I have checked all my Loeb books on Plato, Aristotle and Homer and can't find this anywhere. I need help. Goodman here does register that it is from Aristotle but I don't have all of his books and neither does Gutenberg. Does anybody know of this quote and where and if it truly exists? I would be very appreciative.