For as the interposition of a rivulet, however small, will occasion the line of the phalanx to fluctuate, so any trifling disagreement will be the cause of seditions ...
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If there is any blame for losing Aristotle, it belongs to Greek philosophy itself, not to the Christianity Freeman blames. In the course of a few centuries ... simply dispersed, allowing Aristotle's works to fall into an undeserved neglect.
What soon grows old Gratitude.
A proper wife should be as obedient as a slave.... The female is a female by virtue of a certain lack of qualities a natural defectiveness.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
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