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the praiser of justice speaks the truth, while he who blames it with inane, carping criticism, speaks without knowing what he blames."
" Yes," he said, " unquestionably."
" Since his error is involuntary, let us try to undeceive him gently, and ask him, 'Now, my dear friend, may we not say that the conduct which is held to be noble and ignoble has such an origin as this: noble actions are those that subject the savage parts of our nature to the human or rather, we may say, to the divine element, while the ignoble are those which enslave the human to the wild part?' Will he agree, or not?"
" If he takes my advice, he will."
" Then," I said, " according to this argument can
it profit any man to take gold unjustly, provided the result is that, while he is taking the gold, he is at the same time subjecting the best part of himself to the worst? Now supposing in return for gold he had sold a son or a daughter into slavery, and that into the hands of violent and wicked men, it would not have profited him to gain an amount however large on these terms ; and if without compunction he enslaves the divinest part of himself to the most ungodly and the most detestable, is he not then a miserable wretch, and does he not get his gold on far more dreadful terms of death than Eriphyle who took the necklace at the price of her husband's life?"
" Yes, indeed," said Glaucon, " worse by far; I will answer you for him."

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