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[135] You may observe that even common citizens of the best sort, who would exchange their lives for nothing else, are willing for the sake of winning glory to lay them down in battle;1 and, in general, that those who crave always an honor greater than they already possess are praised by all men, while those who are insatiable with regard to any other thing under the sun are looked upon as intemperate and mean.2

1 Cf. Isoc. 9.3; Isoc. 6.109.

2 The same sentiment is in Isoc. Letter 3.4.

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