Concord then refers to
practical ends, and practical ends of importance, and able to be realized by both or all
the parties: for instance, there is concord in the state when the citizens unanimously
decree that the offices of state shall be elective, or that an alliance shall be made with
, or that Pittacus shall be dictator
（when Pittacus was himself willing to be dictator1
）. When each of two persons wishes himself to rule, like the
there is discord; since men are not of one mind merely when each thinks the same
thing （whatever this may be） , but when each thinks the same thing in
relation to the same person: for instance, when both the common people and the upper classes
wish that the best people shall rule; for only so can all parties get what they desire.
Concord appears therefore to mean friendship between citizens, which indeed is the
ordinary use of the term; for it refers to the interests and concerns of life.