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Contemplation and Human Happiness

“If any attention is paid by the gods to human affairs, as it appears there is, it is also reasonable to suppose that they will be delighted with that which is most excellent, and most allied to themselves; but this is intellect; and likewise that they will remunerate those who especially love and honor this, as taking care of that which is dear to themselves, and acting rightly and well. It is, however, manifest, that all these things are especially present with the wise man. Hence, he is most dear to divinity. It is also probable that the same man is most happy. So that thus, also, the wise man will be especially happy.”

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics.
Book X, Chapter 8

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