Happiness not found in great learning

I was born in sin; I have lived unhappily, and I die in perturbation. Cause of causes, pity me.

Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C.), attributed, but source unknown.

Yet he had said:

What is the highest of all practical goods? …It is happiness… (it is) the active exercise of the mind in conformity with perfect goodness or virtue.

Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics

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