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who are their equals. For, suppose a state to be composed entirely of good men; there would then be a contest to avoid office,just as now there is a struggle to attain it; and in such a state it would become evident that really it is not the nature of the true ruler to look after his own interest, but that of his subjects; so that every man of intelligence would choose to receive benefits rather than to have the trouble of conferring benefits upon others. This, therefore, I will never concede to Thrasymachus, that justice is the interest of the stronger. But this point we will examine particularly at some other time; but I attach far more importance to the last statement of Thrasymachus, when he asserts that the life of the unjust man is better than that of the just. Which side do you take, Glaucon, and which do you consider the truer statement?"
" I for my part hold," said Glaucon, "that the life of the just is more profitable."
" Did you hear," said I, "how many advantages Thrasymachus just now attributed to the life of the unjust?"
" I heard," he answered,"but I am not convinced."
" Shall we persuade him, then, if we can discover any means of doing so, that what he says is not true ?"
" Most assuredly," he replied.
" If, then," said I, "we speak, matching argument with argument against him, showing how many advantages there are in being just, and he in turn shall speak, and we reply with another argument, it will be necessary to enumerate and measure the

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