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Aristotle

  • ale mhar citeretfor 2 år siden
    It may be argued that, if the less vulgar is the higher, and the less vulgar is always that which addresses the better public, an art addressing any and every one is of a very vulgar order
  • Davidhar citeretsidste måned
    for the weaker are always asking for equality and justice, but the stronger care for none of these things.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    he proper method—first to sketch the outline, and then to fill in the details.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    the incontinent man’s impulses run counter to his reason.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    A man may do something grammatical [or write something correctly] by chance, or at the prompting of another person: he will not be grammatical till he not only does something grammatical, but also does it grammatically [or like a grammatical person], i.e. in virtue of his own knowledge of grammar.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    Thus anyone can be angry—that is quite easy; anyone can give money away or spend it: but to do these things to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right object, and in the right manner, is not what everybody can do, and is by no means easy; and that is the reason why right doing is rare and praiseworthy and noble.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    Now, praise33 or blame is given only to what is voluntary; that which is involuntary receives pardon, and sometimes even pity.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    I say “ignorance for which the agent is not responsible,” for the ignorance itself is punished by the law, if the agent appear to be responsible for his ignorance, e.g. for an offence committed in a fit of drunkenness the penalty is doubled: for the origin of the offence lies in the man himself; he might have avoided the intoxication, which was the cause of his ignorance. Again, ignorance of any of the ordinances of the law, which a man ought to know and easily can know, does not avert punishment. And so in other cases, where ignorance seems to be the result of negligence, the offender is punished, since it lay with him to remove this ignorance; for he might have taken the requisite trouble.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    But to seek death as a refuge from poverty, or love, or any painful thing, is not the act of a brave man, but of a coward. For it is effeminacy thus to fly from vexation; and in such a case death is accepted not because it is noble, but simply as an escape from evil.
  • b8200541499har citeretfor 2 år siden
    We have already said that both prodigality and illiberality are at once excess and deficiency, in two things, viz. giving and taking (expenditure being included in giving). Prodigality exceeds in giving and in not taking, but falls short in taking; illiberality falls short in giving, but exceeds in taking—in small things, we must add.
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