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[466b] need we compare1 it with the life of cobblers and other craftsmen and farmers?” “I think not,” he said. “But further, we may fairly repeat what I was saying then also, that if the guardian shall strive for a kind of happiness that will unmake2 him as a guardian and shall not be content with the way of life that is moderate and secure and, as we affirm, the best, but if some senseless and childish opinion about happiness shall beset him and impel him to use his power to appropriate

1 κατά, “comparable to, on a level with.” Cf. Apology 17 B, Gorgias 512 B.

2 μηδέ: cf. 420 D.

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