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merely of drink, as again hunger is simply the desire of food."
" Yes," he answered, "each desire in itself is turned toward the simple object to which it is naturally attracted, but the accessories of the desire seize on this or that quality in its object."
" Wherefore," I proceeded, "let not any one, while we are unobservant, confuse us by alleging that no one desires drink merely, but good drink, or food merely, but good food ; indeed, all desire good things. If then thirst is a desire, it must be the desire for something good, whatever may be its object, whether it be drink or anything else; and the same reasoning applies to all the other desires."
" Yes," he replied, "perhaps the objector might seem to have something to say."
" Observe, however," I said, "that of things which are by nature relative some have both the first and second term of the relation qualified, as I think, while others are in themselves simple and have their correlatives simple."
" I do not understand your meaning."
" Do you not understand that the greater is relative to something?"
" Perfectly."
" That the greater therefore is relative to the less ?"
" Yes."
" And the much greater to the much less. Is it not?"
" Yes."

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