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[468b]

Socrates
Thus it is in pursuit of the good that we walk, when we walk, conceiving it to be better; or on the contrary, stand, when we stand, for the sake of the same thing, the good: is it not so?

Polus
Yes.

Socrates
And so we put a man to death, if we do put him to death, or expel him or deprive him of his property, because we think it better for us to do this than not?

Polus
Certainly.

Socrates
So it is for the sake of the good that the doers of all these things do them?

Polus
I agree.

Socrates
And we have admitted that when we do things for an object, we do not wish those things, but the object for which we do them?


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