Aristotle (c. 384-322 BCE)

“It is the bad man who ought to feel shame, because he is the sort of man to do a shameful deed; but it is absurd to think that being so constituted as to feel shame at doing something shameful makes you a good man.”

  • The Nicomachean Ethics (Bekker number 1128b) by Aristotle, translated by J. A. K. Thomson (Penguin Classics, 2004).

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