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.