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[360a] But which sort of men do you say are not willing to go to war, that being an honorable and good thing to do?

The cowardly, he replied.

Then, I went on, if it is honorable and good, is it also pleasant?

That certainly has been admitted, he said.

Now do the cowards wittingly refuse to go to what is more honorable, better, and pleasanter?

Well, if we admit that too, he replied, we shall undo our previous admissions.

But what of the courageous man? Does he not go to the more honorable and better and pleasanter?

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