tragedy the death of cato

Perhaps there is nothing in the world as truly educative as tragedy. When you have known it, you’ve known the worst, and probably also you have had a glimpse of the mystery of things. And if this is so, we may infer that there is nothing which educates or matures a man or a people in the way that the experience of trage­dy does. Its lessons, though usually in­ describable, are poignant and long re­membered. —New Individualist Review, Vol. 3, No. 3 (1964) by Richard Weaver 

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