A tragedy is the imitation of an action that is serious and also, as having magnitude, complete in itself ... with incidents arousing pity and fear, wherewith to accomplish its catharsis of such emotions.
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Wit is educated insolence.
All that one gains by falsehood is, not to be believed when he speaks the truth
Law is a form of order, and good law must necessarily mean good order.
If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature's way.
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