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You mean without feeling pleasure or pain?

Yes, for it was said, you know, in our comparison of the lives that he who chose the life of mind and wisdom was to have no feeling of pleasure, great or small.

Yes, surely, that was said.

Such a man, then, would have such a life; and perhaps it is not unreasonable, if that is the most divine of lives.

Certainly it is not likely that gods feel either joy or its opposite.

No, it is very unlikely; for either is unseemly for them. But let us reserve the discussion of that point

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