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evil, I suppose, is a greater enemy to good than to what is not good."
" That is certain."
" It is then, I think, reasonable to conclude that the finest nature suffers more than the degenerate, when it is subjected to untoward conditions."
" Yes."
" And shall we not, then," said I, "Adeimantus, in like manner affirm that the most gifted souls, under the influence of a bad education, become most depraved of all? Or do you think that great crimes and utter depravity proceed from an inferior, and not from a vigorous nature ruined by education, whereas a weak nature can never be the cause of anything great, whether good or evil?"
" No," he replied, "I think as you do."
" If, therefore, I suppose, the nature which we have attributed to the philosopher shall receive its proper instruction, it must, as it develops, attain to every virtue; if, on the contrary, it falls on alien soil and has its birth and nurture there, its growth is all away from virtue and toward vice, unless some god intervenes to protect it. Or do you really believe, as the people say, that there are certain persons corrupted in their youth by sophists, and that those who corrupt them to any extent worth mentioning are individual sophists? Do you not rather think that those who say this are themselves the greatest of sophists, and that they educate perfectly, and mould to their will young and old, men and women?"
" When, pray, do they accomplish this?"

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