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also, no doubt, be the slave of himself, and the slave will be master; for the same person is referred to in all these modes of speaking."
" Assuredly."
" Well," I observed, "the meaning of the phrase appears to me to be this, that in the soul of man there is a better principle, and a worse, and when the one which is better by nature has control of the worse, in that case the man is said to be master of himself-and this is a term of praise-but when, in consequence of defective nurture or of some vicious association, the better principle, which is the smaller, is overpowered by the greater bulk of the worse,(17) this, on the other hand, the phrase censures as a disgraceful thing, and says of the man who is thus situated that he is a slave to himself and intemperate."
" Yes, this explanation seems reasonable."
" Look then," I said, "at our newly-established State, and you will find therein one of these two conditions realized; for you will admit that it may fairly be called master of itself, if indeed that thing of which the better part rules the worse is to be called temperate and master of itself."
" Yes," he said, "I am looking at it, and I admit that what you say is true."
" Furthermore we may see that the many and complex passions and pleasures and pains will be found chiefly in children, women and servants, and also in the vulgar crowd of so-called freemen."

17 Compare the pessimistic remark in Book II, p106-108

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