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[2] as also do the situations inspiring confidence.1

1 In using τὰ θαρραλέα as the opposite of τὰ φοβερά Aristotle follows Plato, Plat. Rep. 450e, Plat. Prot. 359c, Plat. Lach. 195b, etc.: but he is original in distinguishing confidence as regards the former from fearlessness as regards the latter, and so considering excessive fearlessness in grave dangers as a different vice from excessive confidence in dangers not really formidable.

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