If happiness is activity in accordance with excellence, it is reasonable that it should be in accordance with the highest excellence.
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Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
Quite often good things have hurtful consequences. There are instances of men who have been ruined by their money or killed by their courage.
The law is reason from passion.
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