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BOOK VII

" I would have you then further grant that men of the character we mentioned must be chosen, that we should prefer the staunchest, the bravest, and, as far as possible, the fairest. And, more than this, we must not only require them to be endowed with a noble and steadfast nature, but also to possess traits which are suitable to the education which we intend to give them."
" What are these traits ? "
" Insight," I said, "my excellent friend, essential to the comprehension of the sciences and facility in learning. For the mind is far more likely to lose courage from the difficulties of study than from those of gymnastics; because here the toil belongs more exclusively to the mind, being limited to it, and not shared by the body."
" That is true," he replied.
" Hence the man whom we seek must have a good memory, must be indefatigable, and a lover of every kind of labor. Else how can you expect a man willingly to endure all the bodily exercises, and to stand the strain of the hard thinking and study required of him?"
" I think no one will, unless he is endowed with rare natural gifts."
" The mistake which people nowadays make about philosophy, and the contempt into which she has fallen, may, as we before (22) observed, be explained from the fact that those who turn to philosophy do so unworthily ; whereas her votaries

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