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[359e] go to meet the same things.

But still, Socrates, he said, what cowards go to meet is the very opposite of what the courageous go to meet. For instance, the latter are willing to go to war, but the former are not.

Is going to war an honorable thing, I asked, or a base thing?

Honorable, he replied.

Then if it is honorable, we have admitted, by our former argument, that it is also good for we agreed that all honorable actions were good.

True, and I abide by that decision.

You are right to do so, I said.


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