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[366d] no one else is willingly just, but that it is from lack of manly spirit or from old age or some other weakness1 that men dispraise injustice, lacking the power to practise it. The fact is patent. For no sooner does such one come into the power than he works injustice to the extent of his ability. And the sole cause of all this is the fact that was the starting-point of this entire plea of my friend here and of myself to you, Socrates, pointing out how strange it is that of all you

1 Cf. Gorgias 492 A.

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