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Quotation by Aristotle
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.
Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Poetics 9: 1451b5-8, Complete Works of Aristotle, trans. by I. Bywater, ed. Jonathan Barnes, Princeton University Press (1984).
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