Unformatted text preview: as really our own, and therefore feeling that we
deserve to have it. Further, since all good things that are highly honoured are objects of
emulation, moral goodness in its various forms must be such an object, and also all those
good things that are useful and serviceable to others: for men honour those who are morally
good, and also those who do them service. So with those good things our possession of
which can give enjoyment to our neighbours - wealth and beauty rather than health. We can
see, too, what persons are the objects of the feeling. They are those who have these and
similar things - those already mentioned, as courage, wisdom, public office. Holders of public
office - generals, orators, and all who possess such powers - can do many people a good turn.
Also those whom many people wish to be like; those who have many acquaintances or
friends; those whom admire, or whom we ourselves admire; and those who have been
praised and eulogized by poets or prose- writers. Persons of the contrary sort are objects of
contempt: for t...
View Full Document
- Spring '14
- Internet Classics Archive