Aristotle, and W. Rhys Roberts. Rhetoric. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2004. Kindle Electronic Edition.
Book II, chapter 15.
In this very short transitional chapter Aristotle introduces “those Gifts of Fortune by which human character is affected” (II.15, B 1390b). Here he discusses the gift of good birth. People who are well born tend to be ambitious. It is not synonymous with being noble, which is “being true to the family nature” (II.15, B 1390b). The person who is well born may or may not turn out well, but is more likely to do so than the average.