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Single Idea 541

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 2. Elements of Virtue Theory / e. Character]

Full Idea

More men are good through habit than through character.

Gist of Idea

Virtue comes more from habit than character


Critias (fragments/reports [c.440 BCE], B09), quoted by John Stobaeus - Anthology 3.29.41

Book Reference

'Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers', ed/tr. Freeman,Kathleen [Harvard 1957], p.155