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The courageous natures, on the other hand, are deficient in justice and caution in comparison with the former, but excel in boldness of action; and unless both these qualities are present it is impossible for a state to be entirely prosperous in public and private matters.

Younger Socrates
Yes, certainly.

This, then, is the end, let us declare, of the web of the statesmanÕs activity, the direct interweaving of the characters of restrained and courageous men,

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