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[35] And those things which are available in greater need, as in old age and illness, are greater goods. And of two things that which is nearer the end proposed is preferable. And that which is useful for the individual is preferable to that which is useful absolutely;1 that which is possible to that which is impossible; for it is the possible that is useful to us, not the impossible. And those things which are at the end of life; for things near the end are more like ends.

1 Or, reading καὶ ἁπλῶς: “that which is useful both to the individual and absolutely is a greater good” (than that which is only useful in one way), but this necessitates a considerable ellipse.

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