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[6] The good man's activity therefore, which is pleasant in itself, will be more continuous if practised with friends1; and the life of the supremely happy should be continuously pleasant2 (for a good man, in virtue of his goodness, enjoys actions that conform with virtue and dislikes those that spring from wickedness, just as a skilled musician is pleased by good music and pained by bad).

1 The last four words are implied by the context.

2 This parenthesis comes better in 9.5 above, after the words, ‘the activity of a good man . . . is good and pleasant in itself.’

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