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[23a] And we can only say, as it seems, that mind was wise in not laying claim to the victory; for it would have met with the same fate. Now pleasure, if she were to lose the second prize, would be deeply humiliated in the eyes of her lovers; for she would no longer appear even to them so lovely as before.

Well, then, is it not better to leave her now and not to pain her by testing her to the utmost and proving her in the wrong?

Nonsense, Socrates!

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