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[17] Arrived at manhood they rendered their innate nobility known, not only to their fellow-citizens, but to all men. For of all virtue, I say, and I repeat it, the beginning is understanding and the fulfillment is courage; by the one it is judged what ought to be done and by the other this is carried to success.1 In both these qualities these men were distinctly superior;

1 Kennedy cites Cicero Pro Sestio 40.86 “hoc sentire prudentiae est, facere fortitudinis.”

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