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BOOK II

CHAPTER XV.
" Well then," I said, " the more important the work of the guardians is, the more leisure from other pursuits it will require, and also the greater: skill and practice."
" I believe it," he replied.
" Then will the guardian not also require a natural aptitude for his particular occupation? "
" Yes, doubtless."
" Then, apparently, it will be for us to choose, if we can, those who are by nature suited to their task of guarding the State."
" Yes, that will be our work."
" Of a truth," I said, "we have undertaken no slight matter; but yet, while our strength holds out, we must not flinch."
" No, indeed," he replied.
" Do you think," I continued, " that a courageous dog and a noble youth, considered as guardians, have any natural resemblance to each other? "
" What do you mean ? "
" I mean, for example, that each of the two must be keen to observe, and swift to pursue when he has the game in sight, and strong also, in case he has to fight it out when he has come up with his enemy."
" Yes, they must have all these qualities."
" And, further, our guardian must be brave if he is to fight well."
" Of course he must."
" But is it likely that a horse or a dog, or any other animal will be brave if it is not spirited? Have you never observed what an irresistible and invincible thing spirit is, and when it is present,

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