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BOOK I

"That is impossible."
" And by horsemanship can horsemen make men awkward riders?"
" They cannot."
" But by justice, then, can the just make men unjust? or, in a word, can the good by virtue make men bad?"
" Impossible."
" For, I suppose, it is not the property of heat, but of its opposite, to produce cold."
" Yes."
" Neither is it the effect of drought to produce moisture, but of its opposite."
" Certainly."
" Then it is not the property of the good to injure but of its opposite."
" Apparently."
" And the just man is good, is he not?"
" Certainly."
" Then it is not the characteristic of the just man, Polemarchus, to injure either a friend or any one else, but of his opposite, the unjust man."
" It seems to me, Socrates," he said, "that you are perfectly right."
" Hence if any one says that it is just to pay to each man his due, and this means to him that evil is due from the just man to his enemies, and good to his friends, he who makes this assertion is not wise, for he does not tell the truth ; for we have shown that it is never just to do harm to anybody."
" I agree with you," he said.
" Then," said I, "we will fight together, both

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