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In the case of the natural desires, then, few men err, and in one way only, that of excess in quantity; for to eat or drink to repletion of ordinary food and drink is to exceed what is natural in amount, since the natural desire is only to satisfy one's wants. Hence people who over-eat are called ‘mad-bellies,’ meaning that they fill that organ beyond the right measure; it is persons of especially slavish nature that are liable to this form of excess.

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