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[191e] whether standing their ground or turning back upon the foe—for I take it, Laches, there are courageous people in all these kinds.

Laches
Very much so, Socrates.

Socrates
Then all these are courageous, only some have acquired courage in pleasures, some in pains, some in desires and some in fears, while others, I conceive, have acquired cowardice in these same things.

Laches
To be sure.

Socrates
What either of them1 is—that is what I wanted to know. So try again, and tell me first what is this thing, courage, which is the same in all of these cases; or do you still not comprehend my meaning?

Laches
Not very well.


1 i.e., courage and cowardice

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