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‘And they are rather inclined to insensibility than to sensibility to shame (comp. 12. 10); for in consequence of their caring little for honour as compared with profit, they pay slight regard to (treat with contempt) other people's opinions of them (how they seem to others)’. They only care for solid and substantial advantages, and disregard all mere empty ‘seeming’ and ‘opinion’. πρεσβύτερον δ᾽ οὐδεὶς ἂν ἐπαινέσειεν ὅτι αἰσχυντηλός (Eth. N. IV 15, 1128 b 20). If he were keenly sensitive to shame, he would get no credit for it; οὐθὲν γὰρ οἰόμεθα δεῖν αὐτὸν πράττειν οἷς ἐστὶν αἰσχύνη.

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