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[102] for prosperity helps to hide the baseness even of inferior men,1 but adversity speedily reveals every man as he really is; and in adversity we of Sparta must show whether we have been in any wise better nurtured and trained to valor than the rest of mankind.

1 For the thought compare Dem. 2.20.

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