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[859e] are quite beautiful in respect of their very just character.

Clinias
Would not that be right?

Athenian
Perhaps; but let us observe this,—that if all things which belong to justice are beautiful, that “all” includes for us passions1 nearly as much as actions.

Clinias
Well, what then?

Athenian
Every just action, in so far as it shares in justice, practically in the same degree partakes of beauty.

Clinias
Yes.

Athenian
It is agreed also—if our argument is to be consistent—

1 i.e. “sufferings.”

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