Heraclides on intelligence

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Excerpt from a speech by the character ‘Heraclides’ in Protrepticus (by Aristotle, cf. Hutchinson and Johnson, 2015)[10]
So nothing divine or happy belongs to humans apart from just that one thing worth taking seriously, as much insight and intelligence as is in us, for, of what’s ours, this alone seems to be immortal, and this alone divine. And by being able to share in such a capacity, our way of life, although by nature miserable and difficult, is yet so gracefully managed that, in comparison with the other animals, a human seems to be a god. (p. 43)