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The Good of man is the active exercise of his souls faculties in conformity with excellence or virtue, or if there be several human excellences or virtues, in conformity with the best and most perfect among them.

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Source Notes: Source: ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics, trans. H. Rackham, book 1, chapter 7, section 15, p. 33 .President John F. Kennedy often paraphrased this idea. On May 8, 1963, he said to a group of foreign students: The ancient Greek definition of happiness was the full use of your powers along lines of excellence.Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1963, p. 380.

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Aristotle (384 BCE - March 7, 322 BCE) was an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. He wrote on diverse subjects, including physics, poetry, biology and zoology, logic, rhetoric, politics and government, and ethics. Along with Socrates and Plato, Aristotle was one of the most influential of ancient Greek philosophers. They transformed Presocratic Greek philosophy into the foundations of Western philosophy as we know it. Some consider Plato and Aristotle to have founded two of the most important schools of Ancient philosophy; others consider Aristotelianism as a development and concretization of Plato's insights.

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