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[134b]

Socrates
So it is the bad men who are wretched.

Alcibiades
Yes, very.

Socrates
And hence it is not he who has made himself rich that is relieved of wretchedness, but he who has made himself temperate.

Alcibiades
Apparently.

Socrates
So it is not walls or warships or arsenals that cities need, Alcibiades, if they are to be happy, nor numbers, nor size, without virtue.

Alcibiades
No, indeed.

Socrates
And if you are to manage the city's affairs properly and honorably, you must impart virtue to the citizens.

Alcibiades
Of course.


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