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Characteristics of the Wealthy
by Aristotle - The Rhetoric

The type of character produced by Wealth lies on the surface for all to see. Wealthy men are insolent and arrogant; their possession of wealth affects their understanding; they feel as if they had every good thing that exists; wealth becomes a sort of standard of value for everything else, and therefore they imagine there is nothing it cannot buy. They are luxurious and ostentatious; luxurious, because of the luxury in which they live and the prosperity which they display; ostentatious and vulgar, because, like other people's, their minds are regularly occupied with the object of their love and admiration, and also because they think that other people's idea of happiness is the same as their own. It is indeed quite natural that they should be affected thus; for if you have money, there are always plenty of people who come begging from you. Hence the saying of Simonides about wise men and rich men, in answer to Hiero's wife, who asked him whether it was better to grow rich or wise. 'Why, rich,' he said; 'for I see the wise men spending their days at the rich men's doors.'

Rich men also consider themselves worthy to hold public office; for they consider they already have the things that give a claim to office. In a word, the type of character produced by wealth is that of a prosperous fool. There is indeed one difference between the type of the newly-enriched and those who have long been rich: the newly-enriched have all the bad qualities mentioned in an exaggerated and worse form -- to be newly-enriched means, so to speak, no education in riches. The wrongs they do others are not meant to injure their victims, but spring from insolence or self-indulgence, e.g. those that end in assault or in adultery.

 


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The Rhetoric

By Aristotle

Written 350 B.C.E

Translated by W. Rhys Roberts

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The Rhetoric of Aristotle. Griffin, E. (2000) A First Look at. Communication
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Rhetoric (Aristotle)
350 BC RHETORIC by Aristotle translated by W. Rhys Roberts Book I 1 RHETORIC the
counterpart of Dialectic. Both alike are concerned with such things as come ...

Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition, ...
... Janet M. Atwill investigates a neglected tradition of rhetoric, exemplified by
Protagoras and Isocrates, and preserved in Aristotle's Rhetoric. Rooted in ...

Figures in Rhetoric (Frame)
... More than any other individual, perhaps, Aristotle gave rhetoric a quasi-scientific
basis and connected the study of persuasion to other arts and sciences. ...

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Aristotle's Rhetoric
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Aristotle
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Ethical Theory; Ethics; Aristotle
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Questions for Discussion: Aristotle's Rhetoric
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Aristotle's Rhetoric and Student Writing
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Cicero:The Genres of Rhetoric
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the deliberative, however, Aristotle accepts utility [utilitas], while we ...

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