κρατίστην εἶναι δημοκρατίαν τὴν μήτε πλουσίους ἄγαν μήτε πένητας ἔχουσαν πολίτας -> the best democracy is that in which the citizens are neither very rich nor very poor (Thales/Plutarch)

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κρατίστην εἶναι δημοκρατίαν τὴν μήτε πλουσίους ἄγαν μήτε πένητας ἔχουσαν πολίτας ->  the best democracy is that in which the citizens are neither very rich nor very poor
Thales of Miletus

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http://users.uoa.gr/~nektar/history/1antiquity/seven_wise.htm
Unfortunately, that person doesn't name a source.  However, I've finally managed to find the quotation in Plutarch, Septem sapientium convivium 154E5 (remarks at an imaginary symposium):
 Δεύτερος δ' ὁ Βίας ἔφησε κρατίστην εἶναι δημοκρατίαν ἐν ᾗ πάντες ὡς τύραννον φοβοῦνται τὸν νόμον.
 Ἐπὶ τούτῳ Θαλῆς τὴν μήτε πλουσίους ἄγαν μήτε πένητας ἔχουσαν πολίτας.
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