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‘And also the opposite characters to these are equally prone to wrong-doing in cases where the pain or loss is for the moment (ἤδη), and the pleasure and profit later and more lasting: for this is the character of the ἐγκρατεῖς, those that have acquired the habit of self-control, and of the wiser sort (men of more practical wisdom, φρόνησις), who pursue them in this order’.

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