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To be healthy, without a doubt.

And so with seafarers and such as pursue profit generally in trade; what they wish is not what they are doing at each moment—for who wishes to go on a voyage, and incur all its danger and trouble? It is rather, I conceive, the object of their voyage—to get wealth; since it is for wealth that they go on it.


And is it not just the same in every case? If a man does something for an object, he does not wish the thing that he does, but the thing for which he does it.

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