Nicomachean Ethics Quotes

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"Every craft and every line of inquiry, and likewise every action and decision, seems to seek some good." p. 1

"Since happiness is a certain sort of activity of the soul in accord with complete virtue, we must examine virtue; for that will perhaps also be a way to study happiness better." p. 16

"To sum up: Virtue is about pleasures and pains; the actions that are its source also increase it, or i they are done badly, ruin it; and its activity is about the same actions as those that are its sources." p. 21

"Virtue, then, is a state that decides, consisting in a mean, the mean relative to us, which is defined by reference to reason, that is to say, to the reason by reference to which the prudent person would define it. It is a mean between two vices, one of excess and one of deficiency." p...

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