Single Idea 2836

[catalogued under 28. God / A. Divine Nature / 2. Divine Nature]

Full Idea

God himself is not blessed and happy on account of any of the external goods but because of himself and what he is by his own nature.

Gist of Idea

God is not blessed and happy because of internal goods, but because of his own nature

Source

Aristotle (Politics [c.332 BCE], 1323b24)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Politics', ed/tr. Sinclair,T.A. /Saunders,T. [Penguin 1992], p.392