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And he who endures with a skill in slinging or shooting or other such art.

To be sure.

And anyone who agrees to descend into a well, and to dive, and to endure in this or other such action, without being an adept in these things, you would say is more courageous than the adepts.

Yes, for what else can one say, Socrates?

Nothing, provided one thinks so.

But I do think it.

And you observe, I suppose, Laches, that persons of this sort are more foolish in their risks and endurances than those who do it with proper skill.


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