since, as he was writing to Trebatius,1
to draw his examples from law. I have chosen my
illustrations as being more obvious. Properties
relation to questions of fact as well; for instance,
it is the property
of a good man to act rightly, of an
angry man to be violent in speech or action, and
consequently we believe that such acts are committed by persons of the appropriate character, or
not committed by persons of inappropriate character.
For just as certain persons possess certain qualities,
so certain others do not possess certain qualities,
and the argument is of precisely the same nature,
though from opposite premises.