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Then will you answer?

To be sure I will, for indeed I am eager to know what on earth you will say.

Well then, so that you may know, tell me, just as though I were asking you all over again, which of the two seems to you, Polus, to be the worse—doing wrong or suffering it?

Suffering it, I say.

Now again, which is fouler—doing wrong or suffering it? Answer.

Doing it.

And also more evil, if fouler.

Not at all.

I see: you hold, apparently, that fair

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