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[361b] and if he does happen to trip,1 we must concede to him the power to correct his mistakes by his ability to speak persuasively if any of his misdeeds come to light, and when force is needed, to employ force by reason of his manly spirit and vigor and his provision of friends and money; and when we have set up an unjust man of this character, our theory must set the just man at his side—a simple and noble man, who, in the phrase of Aeschylus, does not wish to seem but be good. Then we must deprive him of the seeming.2 For if he is going to be thought just

1 Cf. Thucydides vii. 24 on the miscalculation of the shrewd Chians.

2 As Aristotle sententiously says,ὅρος δὲ τοῦ πρὸς δόξαν λανθάνειν μέλλων οὐκ ἂν ἕλοιτοRhet. 1365 b 1, Topics iii. 3. 14).

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