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‘(Another topic is) not to look for arguments about every thing (see again II 22. 3): otherwise, you will do like some philosophers, who draw conclusions better known and more to be trusted (easier to believe, more self-evident or evident at first sight) than the premisses from which they deduce them. Quint. V 12. 8, Nec tamen omnibus semper quae invenerimus argumentis onerandus est iudex: quia et taedium afferunt et fidem detrahunt... In rebus vero apertis argumentari tam sit stultum quam in clarissimum solem mortale lumen (a lamp, or other artificial light, made by human agency) inferre.
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