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‘We take account of those that admire and look up to us, and those whom we admire and look up to (comp. I 6. 29), and by whom we wish to be admired, and those whom we are ambitious of rivalling (II 2. 24, note, 4. 24), and those whose opinion we don't despise’. §§ 16, 17. ‘Now the persons whom we wish to be admired by, and whom we ourselves look up to, are those who are in possession of any good of that class which is highly valued (which confers distinction), or those from whom we have an excessive desire to obtain something that they are masters of, as lovers; those that we vie with, or strive to rival, are our equals; and those that we look up to as authorities on any question (regard as likely to speak, or rather see, the truth in any disputed question on which their opinion is asked) are the men of practical wisdom; and such are men advanced in life and the well educated’.
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