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[192b] My reply would be: The faculty that gets a great deal done in a little time is what I call quickness, whether in a voice or in a race or in any of the other instances.

Laches
Your statement would be quite correct.

Socrates
So now try and tell me on your part, Laches, about courage in the same way: what faculty is it, the same whether in pleasure or in pain or in any of the things in which we said just now it was to be found, that has been singled out by the name of courage?

Laches
Well then, I take it to be a certain endurance of the soul, if I am to speak of the natural quality that appears in them all.


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