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[442d] by reason of the friendship and concord of these same parts, when, namely, the ruling principle and its two subjects are at one in the belief that the reason ought to rule, and do not raise faction against it?” “The virtue of soberness certainly,” said he, “is nothing else than this, whether in a city or an individual.” “But surely, now, a man is just by that which and in the way we have so often1 described.” “That is altogether necessary.” “Well then,” said I, “has our idea of justice in any way lost the edge2 of its contour so as to look like anything else than precisely what it showed itself to be in the state?” “I think not,” he said.

1 πολλάκις: that is, by the principle of τὸ ἑαυτοῦ πράττειν.

2 ἀπαμβλύνεται: is the edge or outline of the definition blunted or dimmed when we transfer it to the individual?

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