chapter  3
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Divisions of Societies and Conditions of Cities

It will be evident that of these divisions the one to be desired is the second, for the principles underlying the occurrence of felicity from very birth (on the one hand) and compulsion to acquire discipline (on the other) do not belong to the essence of one seeking strenuously, but relate to externals, whereas complete and true Felicity is his (alone). He is the one who enjoys the love of Almighty God, and the wretched man, who perishes, is his opposite. And God best knows what is right!