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Only he who unjustly put some one to death, my friend, and I called him pitiable as well: if he acted justly, then he is unenviable.

I suppose, at any rate, the man who is put to death unjustly is both pitiable and wretched.

Less so than he who puts him to death, Polus, and less so than he who is put to death justly.

In what way can that be, Socrates ?

In this, that to do wrong is the greatest of evils.

What, is this the greatest? Is not to suffer wrong a greater?

By no means.

Then would you wish rather to suffer wrong than to do it?

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