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BOOK V

"Very true."
" Furthermore you see, no doubt, that ambitious men, if they cannot be commanders-in-chief, are glad to be leaders of the third of a tribe, and if they cannot be honored by the higher and respectable classes, they are content to be honored by inferior and insignificant people, for honor of some kind they are bent on gaining."
" Just SO."
" Then answer yes or no to this question : when we say of a person that he wants a thing, do we mean that he desires such or such a part of it or that he wants it in its entirety?"
" In its entirety."
" Shall we not then say of the philosopher that he is a lover, not of one part of wisdom merely, but of the whole?"
" True, of the whole."
" So of him who has a distaste for knowledge, especially if he is yotmg and not yet able to determine what is good and what is not, we shall say that he is not a lover of learning or a philosopher, just as when a man is fastidious about his food we declare that he is not hungry or desirous of food, and that he has not a good appetite but a bad one."
" Yes, and our statement will be right."
" But when a man has a decided taste for every kind of knowledge, and enters uponn the pursuit of learning with an insatiable desire, we shall rightly call him a philosopher; shall we not?"
And Glaucon said: "In that case you will have philosophers in abundance and of strange quality.

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