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BOOK I

"And do you call injustice malignity?"
"No, but discretion," he replied.
" And do you think, Thrasymachus, that the unjust are wise and good?"
" Yes, those who are able to be completely unjust," he said, "and have the power to subject to themselves cities and nations of men. But perhaps you think I am speaking of cutpurses. Even the doings of such men are profitable, if they escape detection. But they are of no account in comparison with what I mentioned just now."
" I quite understand your meaning," I said. "But at this I wondered, whether you classify injustice with virtue and wisdom, and justice with their opposites."
" Nevertheless, that is precisely what I do."
" This is now," I said, "a firmer position, my friend, and it is no longer easy to know what one shall say. For if you had maintained that injustice is profitable, and yet admitted that it is a vice or a shameful thing, as some others do, we should have been able to answer you by appealing to generally received opinions; but as it is, it is evident you will say that it is beautiful and powerful, and you will attribute to it all other qualities which we gave to justice, since you dared to rank it with virtue and wisdom."
" Your conjecture," he said, "is remarkably correct."
" Nevertheless," said I, "I must not hesitate to go on with. my investigations and the argument, so long as I understand you to say what you think.

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