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BOOK II

CHAPTER VIII.
" When all this, my dear Socrates, is said, in such terms and with so many repetitions, about virtue and vice showing in what estimation they are held by gods and men, what may we suppose to be the effect upon the receptive minds of young men who are clever, and are able, after flitting as it were over all the words that are spoken, to conclude from them what character a man should have and what course he should pursue in order to make the best of life? The young man would in all probability repeat to himself the words of Pindar, ` Shall I by justice or by crooked wiles climb to a loftier stronghold, and thus fortifying myself shall I live my life through?' For in accordance with public opinion people tell me that if I am just, without the reputation of being just, I have no advantage, but manifest toils and losses; but to the unjust man who has acquired a reputation for justice a life of pleasures untold is promised. Since, then, appearance, as the sages tell us, has the mastery of reality, and is the dispenser of happiness, to this I must wholly give heed: I must draw round about myself as a frontage and outward show a picture of virtue, but I must drag behind the crafty and subtle fox of which Archilochus, the prince of sages, speaks.(13) Yes, but some one will say, it is not easy always to escape detection when a man is wicked. No, we shall

13. The probable meaning of this obscure reference to Archilochus is that we must put forward the semblance of virtue; but the ruling principles of a successful life, i, e. cunning and versatility, of which the fox is the emblem, we must keep concealed.

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