Friday, August 24, 2018

The Vectors of Virtue

Equanimity without apathy. Joyfulness without elation. Compassion without sentimentality. Love without attachment.
Aristotle said that a virtue stands between two vices, between deficiency and excess. So courage, for example, is the midpoint between cowardice and foolhardiness. Therefore a virtue is a personal quality held in the right degree, and created and maintained by habit.

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