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[769e] and never in any way worse.1

This, of course, is what everyone naturally desires.

Suppose then that a man knew of a device indicating the way in which he could teach another man by deed and word to understand in a greater or less degree how he should conserve or amend laws, surely he would never cease declaring it until he had accomplished his purpose.

1 Cp.Polit. 298a ff.

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