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[344d] not one who is lying down already. So it is a man apt to resist that an irresistible mischance would overthrow, and not one who could never resist anything. A great storm breaking over a steersman will render him helpless, and a severe season will leave a farmer helpless, and a doctor will be in the same case. For the good has the capacity of becoming bad, as we have witness in another poet1 who said—“Nay more, the virtuous man is at one time bad, at another good.
unknownwhereas the bad man has no capacity for becoming, but must ever be, what he is;

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