He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.
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The law is reason from passion.
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Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
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