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[205e] “‘And certainly there runs a story,’ she continued, ‘that all who go seeking their other half1 are in love; though by my account love is neither for half nor for whole, unless, of course, my dear sir, this happens to be something good. For men are prepared to have their own feet and hands cut off if they feel these belongings to be harmful. The fact is, I suppose, that each person does not cherish his belongings except where a man calls the good his own property and the bad another's;


1 A “prophetic” allusion to Aristophanes' speech, Plat. Sym. 192ff.

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