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you think differently?"
" Indeed, I do not."
" Consider now how many powerful causes conspire to corrupt these rare natures." "What causes?"
" In the first place what sounds strangest of all, that each of the qualities which we praised as an attribute of the philosophic nature tends to corrupt the soul which is endowed with them and to draw it away from philosophy. I refer to courage, temperance and all the other qualities which we enumerated."
" That certainly sounds strange," he replied.
" Again," I said, "in addition to this, all the alleged advantages of beauty, wealth, physical strength, powerful connections in the State, and whatever is akin to these, exert a corrupting influence on the soul and withdraw it from philosophy; for you understand in general what I mean."
" Yes, but I should be glad to see your meaning more perfectly."
" Well then," said I, "grasp the notion correctly as a whole, and it will become quite clear to you, and what I said on the subject before will not seem to be incredible."
" How, then," he asked, "do you bid me proceed ?"
" In the case of every seed or germ," I replied, "whether of plants or animals, we know that whatever fails to meet with its proper nourishment, or climate or soil, the more vigorous it is, the more will it come short of its appropriate virtues. For

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