Man acts voluntarily, the impulses that move the parts of his body are in his power to do or not to do. To endure great indignities for no noble end or for a trifling one is the mark of an inferior person. As a rule, what is expected is painful, and what we are forced to do is base, whence praise and blame are bestowed on those who have been compelled or have not.
ARIST. Nico. III.1.
Aristotle 384-322 B.C.
Aristotle. The Nichomean Ethics. W. D. Ross
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