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pain. Hence the very indications of such things are terrible, making us feel that the terrible
thing itself is close at hand; the approach of what is terrible is just what we mean by 'danger'.
Such indications are the enmity and anger of people who have power to do something to us;
for it is plain that they have the will to do it, and so they are on the point of doing it. Also
injustice in possession of power; for it is the unjust man's will to do evil that makes him
unjust. Also outraged virtue in possession of power; for it is plain that, when outraged, it
always has the will to retaliate, and now it has the power to do so. Also fear felt by those
who have the power to do something to us, since such persons are sure to be ready to do it.
http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/rhetoric.2.ii.html Seite 8 von 20 The Internet Classics Archive | Rhetoric by Aristotle 01.09.12 23:10 And since most men tend to be bad - slaves to greed, and cowards in danger- it is, as a rule, a
terrible thing to be at another man's mercy; and therefore, if we have done anything horrible,
those in the secret terrify u...
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