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And what from wickedness and injustice? If you are not ready for that offhand, consider it thus: whither and to whom do we take those who are in bodily sickness?

To the doctor, Socrates.

And whither the wrongdoers and libertines?

To the law-court, do you mean?

Yes, and to pay the penalty?

I agree.

Then is it not by employing a kind of justice that those punish who punish aright?

Clearly so.

Then money-making relieves us from poverty,

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