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against our consent ; we renounce a false opinion voluntarily when we learn that it is false, but a true opinion we always give up involuntarily."
" I understand," he said, " the voluntary giving up of an opinion, but the meaning of the involuntary I should like to learn."
" Why," I said, " do you not think with me that men are unwillingly deprived of the good, but willingly delivered from the evil? Is it not an evil thing to have erred from the truth, but a good thing to possess the truth? And does it not appear to you that to hold an opinion which conforms to reality is to possess the truth ?"
" Yes," he replied, "what you say is right, and I believe with you that men are unwillingly deprived of a true opinion."
" And when this misfortune overtakes them is it not caused by theft, violence or enchantment? "
" Not even now," he said, " do I understand."
" I fear that like the tragic poets I am uttering dark sayings. By the victims of theft I mean those who have their belief argued out of them and those who forget, because in the latter case, time, and in the former, reason, secretly steals away their opinions. Now, I suppose you understand me? "
" Yes."
" By those to whom violence is done I mean those who are forced by pain or grief to change their opinion."
" This also," he said, " I understand, and you are right."
" And the enchanted you yourself, I suppose,

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