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[3] On this head Plato also afterwards wrote to him,1 in a tone almost prophetic, that he should be on his guard against self-will, which was a ‘companion of solitude.’ 2 However, at this time, though circumstances led men to think him of more value than any one else, and the only or the chief supporter and guardian of the storm-tossed tyranny, he knew that it was not out of goodwill, but against the wishes of the tyrant and owing to his needs, that he was first and greatest.

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