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BOOK I

"Then," I said, "it is just to harm the unjust, and to benefit the just."
" This statement appears better than the other."
" It will therefore, Polemarchus, befall many who have quite mistaken the character of the men, to consider it just to injure their friends, for in their eyes they are wicked ; and to benefit their enemies, for they are good. And thus we shall maintain the very opposite of what we affirmed the statement of Simonides to be."
" Yes really," he said, "it does so fall out. But let us change the definition; for it is likely we have not defined friend and enemy correctly."
" How did we err in our definition, Polemarchus ?"
" In saying that he who seems honest is a friend."
" But now," said I, "how shall we change the definition?"
" By saying," he replied, "that he is our friend who not only seems, but also is a good man; and that he who seems, but is not good, only seems but is not a friend. And the definition of an enemy, too, must be changed in like manner."
" You conclude, then, as it seems from this reasoning, that the good man will be a friend and the wicked man an enemy."
" Yes."
" Then you would have us add to the idea of justice more than we included in the first statement, when we said that it is just to do good to our friend and harm to our enemy; but now you would have us correct our definition by saying that it is

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