A tragedy is a representation of an action that is whole and complete and of a certain magnitude. A whole is what has a beginning and middle and end.
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The soul never thinks without a mental picture.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival.
Therefore, the good of man must be the end of the science of politics.
Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions.
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