Tuesday 21 June 2011

And this activity alone would seem to be loved for its own sake; for nothing arises from it apart from the contemplating, while from practical activities we gain more or less apart from the action. And happiness is thought to depend on leisure; for we are busy that we may have leisure, and make war that we may live in peace. Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics, “Book X: Pleasure and Happiness,” translated by W.D. Ross.

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