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At least to your thinking, Polus.

Yes, and true thinking too.

Perhaps. But you said, on the other hand, that wrongdoers are happy, if they pay no penalty.


Whereas I say they are most wretched, and those who pay the penalty, less so. Do you wish to refute that as well?

Why, that is still harder to refute, Socrates, than the other!

Not merely so, Polus, but impossible; for the truth is never refuted.

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