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This topic also is best exemplified in personal advantages, accomplishments, or possession. It can be applied either way. Sometimes (ὁτὲ μὲν, ἔστιν ὅτε, ἐνίοτε), in some cases, the superior value of a possession of this kind is in proportion to its universality, because the greater the number of those who have the advantage, the greater the disgrace of being without it (a case of στέρησις, § 16): in other cases the reverse may be maintained on the principle that the scarcity of a thing lends it a superior value, § 14.

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