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"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance." -
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Top 5 quotes from Aristotle
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit."
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