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Ethics

Aristotle

Summary and Analysis Book III: Chapter IX - Courage (iv)

Summary

Courage is concerned with feelings of confidence and fear. It often involves facing what is painful, but, like all virtues, its end is pleasant. In many cases, the more happy a man is, the more painful it is for him to exercise courage in a dangerous situation because death seems more painful to him, but this raises his courage to a higher level and makes him even more noble and virtuous.