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BOOK I

But if you really want to know what justice is, do not merely ask, or take pride in proving others wrong, when any one answers a question, knowing this, that it is easier to ask than to answer; but do you yourself also answer, and declare what you say justice is; and mind you do not tell me that it is what is necessary, or due, or what is profitable, or that it is the gainful or expedient, but tell me clearly and accurately what you mean, for I will not tolerate you if you talk such nonsense."
And I on hearing this was astounded, and, as I looked at him, was filled with terror, and I believe, if I had not seen him before he saw me, I would have become speechless." But as it was, when he began to be exasperated at the argument, I had set my eye on him first, so that I was able to answer him, and, with a slight tremor, I said: "Do not be hard upon us, Thrasymachus; for if Polemarchus here and I make mistakes in the examination of the arguments, the mistakes, I assure you, are involuntary. Pray do not think that, if we were searching for gold, we should never willingly yield to one another in our quest, and thus frustrate our effort to find it, yet in our search for justice, a thing more precious than many pieces of gold, we should so senselessly give way to one another and not make our best endeavor to have it brought to light. Believe me, my friend, we are

14. The allusion is to the superstition that a man on meeting a wolf was struck dumb unless he saw it first. Virgil, Eclog. IX, 53, "Vox quoque Moerin jam fugit ipsa;
lupi A4oerin videre priores:"
Theocritus, Idyl XIV, 21.

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