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[310d] and the courageous do the same, eagerly seeking natures of their own kind, whereas both classes ought to do quite the opposite.

Younger Socrates
How so, and why?

Stranger
Because in the nature of things courage, if propagated through many generations with no admixture of a self-restrained nature, though at first it is strong and flourishing, in the end blossoms forth in utter madness.

Younger Socrates
That is likely.

Stranger
But the soul, on the other hand, that is too full of modesty and contains no alloy of courage or boldness,


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