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These questions being settled, let us consider whether happiness is one of the things we praise or rather one of those that we honor1; for it is at all events clear that it is not a mere potentiality.2

1 The definition of happiness is now shown to be supported by the current terms of moral approbation; apparently ἐπαινετον, ‘praiseworthy’ or ‘commendable,’ was appropriate to means , or things having relative value, and τίμιον, ‘valued’ or ‘revered,’ to ends, or things of absolute value.

2 i.e., not merely a potentiality of good but an actual good, whether as means or end.

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