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said Glaucon. "The two kinds of pay I understand, but the punishment which you mention,and how you have spoken of it as an instance of pay,I donotcomprehend."
" Then you do not comprehend," I said, "the reward of the best, on account of which the most virtuous men govern, when they consent to govern. Or do you not know that to be ambitious and covetous is both reputed to be, and is a reproach ?"
" I do," said he.
" On this account, then," said I, "good men do not wish to hold office either for the sake of money or of honors. For neither from openly exacting pay for their public services do they wish to be called hirelings, nor thieves by obtaining secret profits from their office. Nor, again, do honors attract them, for they are not ambitious. Therefore necessity must be laid upon them,and the fear of punishment must be added if they are to be induced to hold office. And this would seem to be the reason why the voluntary assumption of power, without waiting to be compelled, has been considered disreputable. Now, the greatest punishment for the good man, if he does not consent to govern others, is to be governed by an inferior; and it is this fear, I believe, which induces just men to take part in public affairs, whenever they accept office, and then they come to their position of authority, not as though they were attaining something desirable, or as if they were to have enjoyment in it, but because they are forced to it, and because they cannot entrust it to those who are their superiors, or even to men

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