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[6] (For as we said at the outset,1 a disposition is defined by the activities in which it is displayed, and by the objects to which it is related.) So the magnificent man's expenditure is suitable as well as great. And consequently the objects he produces must also be great and suitable; for so only will a great expenditure be suitable [to the result2] as well. Hence, as the object produced must be worthy of the expenditure, so also must the expenditure be worthy of or even exceed the object produced.

1 Cf. 2.1.7 fin., chap. 2.8.

2 These words are better omitted: ‘suitable to the occasion’ seems to be meant.

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