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"Yes."
" Will, then, Thrasymachus, the soul ever perform its own functions well, if deprived of its special virtue, or would that be impossible?"
" Impossible."
" Then a bad soul must of necessity govern and superintend ill, but a good soul will do all this well."
" Necessarily."
" But did we not admit that justice was a virtue and injustice a vice of the soul?"
" Yes, that was admitted."
" Then the just soul and the just man will live well, and the unjust man will live ill."
"So it appears, according to your argument."
" But surely he who lives well is blessed and happy, and he who does not is the reverse."
" Assuredly."
" Then the just man is happy, and the unjust man miserable."
" Let us say that they are."
" But surely it is not advantageous to be miserable but to be happy."
" Certainly."
" Never, then, my good Thrasymachus, is injustice more advantageous than justice."
" Let this now, Socrates, be your entertainment at the festival of Bendis."
" You have been my entertainer, Thrasymachus, since you have become gentle and have ceased to be angry with me. Yet I have not feasted well; but it is through my own fault, and not through yours;

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but as gourmands eagerly take a taste of every dish that is handed round, before they have had a moderate enjoyment of the one before, so it seems to me also that I, before finding an answer to our first question on the nature of justice, letting go my hold of that, hastened to inquire concerning it whether it is ignorance and vice, or wisdom and virtue, and afterwards, when a proposition was ineidentally stated that injustice is more profitable than justice, I could not keep myself from turning from the other to that; so that it has now befallen me that I know nothing from this conversation; for when I do not know what justice is, it will be long before I know whether it is a virtue or not, and whether he who possesses it is happy or miserable."

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