For, thinking themselves knowing, men became fearless; and audacity begat
effrontery. For to be fearless [701b] of the opinion of a better man, owing to
self-confidence, is nothing else than base effrontery; and it is brought about
by a liberty that is audacious to excess."
Plato, The Laws, trad. R.G. Bury, Cambridge- MA, London, William Heinemann Ltd./Harvard University