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The actions of most men are opposed to their best interests; they do not take pleasure in noble actions, just as they do not care for wholesome food, and they look upon those who do their duty as dull and painstaking. They consider it a trouble to look after their own private affairs, and prefer to discuss other people's business; they would rather suffer bodily sickness than undergo mental labour. Such men can take no pleasure in exhortation and instruction.
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