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[4] If, then, such is the nature of happiness, its component parts must necessarily be:
noble birth, numerous friends, good friends, wealth, good children, numerous children, a good old age; further, bodily excellences, such as health, beauty, strength, stature, fitness for athletic contests, a good reputation, honor, good luck, virtue. For a man would be entirely independent, provided he possessed all internal and external goods; for there are no others. Internal goods are those of mind and body; external goods are noble birth, friends, wealth, honor. To these we think should be added certain capacities1 and good luck; for on these conditions life will be perfectly secure. Let us now in the same way define each of these in detail.

1 i.e. of mind and body; or δυνάμεις may mean “positions of authority and influence.”

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