Evidence partly concerns ourselves, partly our
adversary, as to the fact itself or moral character; so that it is evident that
one never need lack useful evidence. For, if we have no evidence as to the fact
itself, neither in confirmation of our own case nor against our opponent, it
will always be possible to obtain some evidence as to character that will
establish either our own respectability or the worthlessness of our opponent.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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