and if this happens often; and if good
fortune does not come until a man has already suffered, as when the presents
from the Great King were not dispatched to Diopithes until he was dead. Those
also are to be pitied to whom no good has ever accrued, or who are unable to
enjoy it when it has.
These and the like things, then, excite pity.
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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