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An extraordinary one, Socrates, it seems to me, though perhaps you do find it agrees with what went before.

Well, either that must be upset, or this necessarily follows.

Yes, that certainly is so.

And so again conversely, supposing it is our duty to injure somebody, whether an enemy or anyone else—provided only that it is not against oneself that wrong has been done by such enemy, for this we must take care to avoid1—but supposing our enemy has wronged some one else,

1 The parenthesis humorously anticipates an objection that might be made, in a particular case, to this theory of what a really thorough enmity would be: if our enemy has robbed us of gold, of course we cannot, as is presently urged, take care that “he shall not refund it.”

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