Important Quotations Explained
account of this science will be adequate if it achieves such clarity
as the subject-matter allows; for the same degree of precision is
not to be expected in all discussions, any more than in all products
good for man is an activity of the soul in accordance with virtue,
or if there are more kinds of virtue than one, in accordance with
the best and most perfect kind.
virtue is a purposive disposition, lying in a mean that is relative
to us and determined by a rational principle, by that which a prudent
man would use to determine it.
friends there is no need for justice, but people who are just still
need the quality of friendship; and indeed friendliness is considered
to be justice in the fullest sense. It is not only a necessary thing
but a splendid one.
is both the highest form of activity (since the intellect is the
highest thing in us, and the objects that it apprehends are the
highest things that can be known), and also it is the most continuous,
because we are more capable of continuous contemplation than we
are of any practical activity.
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