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1. "The poet's function is to describe, not the thing that has happened, but a kind of thing that might happen, i.e., what is possible as being probable or necessary...Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are of the nature rather of universals, whereas those of history are singulars."
Author: Aristotle
2. "Marriage," "mating," and "love" are socially constructed phenomena that have little or no transferable meaning outside any given culture. The examples we've noted of rampant ritualized group sex, mate-swapping, unrestrained casual affairs, and socially sanctioned sequential sex were all reported in cultures that anthropologists insist are monogamous simply because they've determined that something they call "marriage" takes place there. No wonder so many insist that marriage, monogamy, and the nuclear family are human universals. With such all-encompassing interpretations of the concepts, even the prairie vole, who "sleeps with anyone," would qualify."
Author: Christopher Ryan
3. "A further point is that, little by little, in the current universe, everything is slowly being named; nor does this have anything to do with the older Aristotelian universals in which the idea of a chair subsumes all its individual manifestations."
Author: Fredric Jameson
4. "There are indeed moral universals — the Hebrew Bible calls them ‘the covenant with Noah' and they form the basis of modern codes of human rights. But they exist to create space for cultural and religious difference…"
Author: Jonathan Sacks
5. "Universals cannot become particulars and particulars cannot become universals, but universals exist according to degrees and particulars exist according to conditions."
Author: Manly P. Hall

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God, the hardest thing he'd ever done in his life was giving up what he wanted so that the woman heloved could get what she needed."
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