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BOOK I

For you do not seem to me, Thrasymachus, to be simply jesting now, but to be speaking what you really believe to be the truth."
" What difference does it make to you whether I believe what I say or not? Why do you not confute the argument?"
" None at all," I said. "But endeavor to answer me still one other question: do you think the just man would wish to get the better of the just man in anything?"
" Never; for then he would not have been so amusing, agreeable, and simple as he is."
" What! would not the just man wish to exceed a just action?"
" Not even that," he replied.
" Would he think it right to get the better of the unjust man, and would he deem it just, or would he not deem it just?"
" He would deem it just," he said, "and think it right, but he would not be able."
" That is not my question," I answered, "but whether the just man thinks it right and desires to obtain an advantage over the unjust man, but not over the just?"
" Yes, that is the just man's course."
" And how is the unjust man disposed? Does he not think it right to go beyond the just man and the just action?"
" Why certainly, since he thinks it right to get the better of all men."
" Then the unjust man will strive to exceed an unjust man and an unjust action, and will struggle

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