Who, then, that is wise would bind up his
own or his country's interests with this failing? Who would not shun it as far
as possible, and keep its possessor at arm's length, that he may not be involved
in it even against his will? Patriotic statesmen, Athenians, ought to seek out
some adviser who will contribute, not recklessness, but intelligence, sound
judgement, and ample forethought; for these qualities conduct all men to
happiness; the other leads to that goal for which Aristogeiton is bound.