and to their other kin?”
“These,” he said; “for it would be absurd for
them merely to pronounce with their lips the names of kinship without the
deeds.” “Then, in this city more than in any other, when
one citizen fares well or ill, men will pronounce in unison the word of
which we spoke: ‘It is mine that does well; it is mine that does
ill.'” “That is most true,” he said.
Plato. Plato in Twelve Volumes, Vols. 5 & 6 translated by Paul Shorey. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1969.
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