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divine law, and human law. The pursuit of happiness is a search for the good
life, which is composed of virtuous actions and falls under the realm of divine
law. Generosity consists in giving neither too little nor too much. Aristotle
also describes intellectual virtue and moral virtue, which correspond to the
soul, or as Aquinas classified it, part of the Eternal law. The effort to
perform virtuous acts creates the desire to do the right thing for its own sake
and also creates practical wisdom. Because human beings are not purely rational
a flourishing, happy, human life demands the exercise of both the intellectual
and the moral virtues, all of which are interpreted by Aquinas and classified
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Alan O. Ebenstien Harcourt Brace College Publishers ?1992 by Holt, Rinehart and
2. (NAB) The New American Bible for Catholics World Catholic Press ?1970 by the
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine
3. (Manning) Dr. Kerry James Manning
4. (GME) Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia ?1995 by Grolier Electronic Publishing,
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