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[2] Also, Prudence does not consist only in knowing what is right, but also in doing it; but the unrestrained man does not do the right.1 (Cleverness on the other hand is not incompatible with Unrestraint—which is why it is sometimes thought that some people are prudent and yet unrestrained—because Cleverness differs from Prudence in the manner explained in our first discourse2: as being intellectual faculties3 they are closely akin, but they differ in that Prudence involves deliberate choice.)

1 This parenthesis would come better before the preceding sentence.

2 Cf. 6.12.9.

3 Or perhaps, with the Aldine scholiast, ‘in definition.’

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