In insisting on our strongest arguments we must
take them singly, whereas our weaker arguments
should be massed together: for it is undesirable
that those arguments which are strong in themselves should have their force obscured by the
surrounding matter, since it is important to show
their true nature: on the other hand arguments
which are naturally weak will receive mutual support
if grouped together.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1921.
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