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[647b] both publicly and privately, a very great evil?

Quite right.

And does not this fear, besides saving us in many other important respects, prove more effective than anything else in ensuring for us victory in war and security? For victory is, in fact, ensured by two things, of which the one is confidence towards enemies, the other, fear of the shame of cowardice in the eyes of friends.

That is so.

Thus each one of us ought to become both fearless and fearful;

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