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BOOK V

"Clearly then we shall next endeavor to make marriages as sacred as possible, and those most advantageous to the State will be sacred."
" Unquestionably."
" How then will they be most advantageous? Answer me that question, Glaucon. For I see in your house hunting-dogs, and a great number of game birds. Pray now, tell me, have you given any attention to their mating and breeding?"
" In what particular way?" he asked.
" Why, in the first place, among these creatures, although all are of fine stock, are there not some which are, or prove themselves to be, the best?"
" There are."
" Well, then, do you breed from them all indiscriminately, or do you take special care to breed from the best?"
" From the best."
" And do you pick out the youngest, or the oldest, or only those in their prime?"
" I select only those in their prime."
" And without such precautions in pairing do you think the breed of birds and dogs would deteriorate greatly ?"
" Yes, I do."
" And do you think the case is at all different with horses and other animals?"
" It would be absurd to believe it," he replied.
" Good heavens, my dear friend," I said, "how preeminently skilful must our rulers be if the same principle holds with regard to the human race !"

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