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farmer, the potter will not be a potter, neither will any one of those who constitute a State keep his distinct character. Now about the other occupations it is a matter of slight consequence; for when cobblers prove worthless and degenerate, and claim to be cobblers when they are not, they cause no great damage to the State; but when the guardians of the laws and of the government are guardians in name only, you see that they involve the whole State in utter ruin; whereas they alone have the power to secure prosperity and happiness for the State. Wherefore, if, while we are striving to make our guardians in very truth perfect benefactors of the State, our opponent makes the same guardians a sort of farmers, jovial banqueters at a high festival, as we may say, and not in a State, then he will surely be speaking of something else than a State. Therefore we must consider whether in appointing guardians tive are seeking to secure for them the greatest possible amount of happiness, or making our object the happiness of the whole State we must observe whether the whole State enjoys it, or whether we must compel and persuade our warriors and guardians, and all the rest of the citizens as well, to pursue the opposite policy, and to see to it that they do their own work in the best possible manner, and thus, while the whole State expands and is wisely administered, we must allow the several classes in it to have such a share of happiness as is allotted to them by nature."

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