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expectation of good makes us confident. They are shy, accepting the rules of society in
which they have been trained, and not yet believing in any other standard of honour. They
have exalted notions, because they have not yet been humbled by life or learnt its necessary
limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great
things - and that means having exalted notions. They would always rather do noble deeds than
useful ones: their lives are regulated more by moral feeling than by reasoning; and whereas
reasoning leads us to choose what is useful, moral goodness leads us to choose what is
noble. They are fonder of their friends, intimates, and companions than older men are,
because they like spending their days in the company of others, and have not yet come to
value either their friends or anything else by their usefulness to themselves. All their
mistakes are in the direction of doing things excessively and vehemently. They disobey
Chilon's precept by overdoing everything, they love too...
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