Now, since we have made clear what fear and
fearful things are, and the frame of mind in each case which makes men fear, one
can see from this what confidence is, what are the things that give it, and the
frame of mind of those who possess it; for confidence is the contrary of fear
and that which gives confidence of that which causes fear, so that the hope of
what is salutary is accompanied by an impression that it is quite near at hand,
while the things to be feared are either non-existent or far off.