It is the mark of an educated man to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Pleasure causes us to do base actions and pain causes us to abstain from doing noble actions.
We make war that we may live in peace.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
We maintain, therefore, that the first essential, the life and soul, so to speak, of Tragedy is the Plot; and that the Characters come second—compare the parallel in painting, where the most beautiful colours laid on without order will not give one the same pleasure as a simple black-and-white sketch of a portrait.
The life of the mind is only open to rich people.