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“Virtue lies in our power, and similarly so does vice; because where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power not to act…” ― Aristotle.

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

4.  What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“Virtue lies in our power, and similarly so does vice; because where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power not to act…” ― Aristotle.

Difficulty level: Tough

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by explaining the literal meaning of the quote.

Body:

Write about the role of power and power can used to do both good and bad things. Also, write about inaction and how inaction can also be a vice. Substantiate using examples.

Conclusion:

Summarise by highlighting the importance of the quote in the present day.