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[731e] It is the evil indicated in the saying that every man is by nature a lover of self, and that it is right that he should be such.1 But the truth is that the cause of all sins in every case lies in the person's excessive love of self. For the lover is blind in his view of the object loved, so that he is a bad judge2 of things just and good and noble, in that he deems himself

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