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After Courage let us speak of Temperance; for these appear to be the virtues of the irrational parts of the soul.

Now we have said1 that Temperance is the observance of the mean in relation to pleasures (for it is concerned only in a lesser degree and in a different way with pains); and Profligacy also is displayed in the same matters. Let us then now define the sort of pleasures to which these qualities are related.

1 2.7.3.

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