We will next
speak of virtue and vice, of the noble and the disgraceful, since they
constitute the aim of one who praises and of one who blames; for, when speaking
of these, we shall incidentally bring to light the means of making us appear of
such and such a character, which, as we have said, is a second method of proof;
for it is by the same means that we shall be able to inspire confidence in
ourselves or others in regard to virtue.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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