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[8] Moreover, we think happiness the most desirable of all good things without being itself reckoned as one among the rest1; for if it were so reckoned, it is clear that we should consider it more desirable when even the smallest of other good things were combined with it, since this addition would result in a larger total of good, and of two goods the greater is always the more desirable.

Happiness, therefore, being found to be something final and self-sufficient, is the End at which all actions aim.

1 Sc. but as including all other good things as the end includes the means.

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