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[7] (iii.) Moreover, it is clear that if pleasure is not good and activity is not pleasure,1 the life of the happy man will not necessarily be pleasant. For why should he need pleasure if it is not good? On the contrary, his life may even be painful; for if pleasure is neither good nor evil, no more is pain either, so why should he avoid it? And if the good man's activities are not pleasanter than those of others, his life will not be pleasanter either.

1 The mss. give ‘if pleasure and activity are not good.’

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