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[2] whereas if a man of good natural disposition acquires Intelligence,1 then he excels in conduct, and the disposition which previously only resembled Virtue will now be Virtue in the true sense. Hence just as with the faculty of forming opinions2 there are two qualities, Cleverness and Prudence, so also in the moral part of the soul there are two qualities, natural virtue and true Virtue; and true Virtue cannot exist without Prudence.

1 νοῦς here means φρόνησις as a whole: see 11.4, third note.

2 See first note on 5.8.

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