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[27] The last are of two kinds: things which might happen,1 and things which easily happen; by the latter are meant things that happen without labor or in a short time, for difficulty is defined by labor or length of time. And anything that happens as men wish is good; and what they wish is either what is not evil at all or is less an evil than a good, which will be the case for instance, whenever the penalty attached to it is unnoticed or light.

1 γενόμενα ἄν: Spengel omits ἄν: i.e. “things which have happened.”

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