In defence, the narrative need not be so long;
for the points at issue are either that the fact has not happened or that it was
neither injurious nor wrong nor so important as asserted, so that one should not
waste time over what all are agreed upon, unless anything tends to prove that,
admitting the act, it is not wrong.
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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