The Shoemaker and the General #72
Aristotle on cherishing adversity
“If activities are,” Aristotle says in the Nicomachean Ethics, “what gives life its character, no happy man can become miserable; for he will never do the acts that are hateful and mean.”
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Let’s look again at this quote from Aristotle’s famous book on ethics:
“If activities are what gives life its character, no happy man can become miserable; for he will never do the acts that are hateful and mean.” (Nicomachean Ethics, Book I)
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