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Unformatted text preview: ger for superiority over others, and victory is one form of
this. They love both more than they love money, which indeed they love very little, not
having yet learnt what it means to be without it- this is the point of Pittacus' remark about
Amphiaraus. They look at the good side rather than the bad, not having yet witnessed many
instances of wickedness. They trust others readily, because they have not yet often been
cheated. They are sanguine; nature warms their blood as though with excess of wine; and
besides that, they have as yet met with few disappointments. Their lives are mainly spent not
in memory but in expectation; for expectation refers to the future, memory to the past, and
youth has a long future before it and a short past behind it: on the first day of one's life one
has nothing at all to remember, and can only look forward. They are easily cheated, owing to
the sanguine disposition just mentioned. Their hot tempers and hopeful dispositions make
them more courageous than older men are; the hot temper prevents fear, and the hopeful
disposition creates confidence; we cannot feel fear so long as we a...
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