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[494b] But a pleasant life consists rather in the largest possible amount of inflow.

Well then, if the inflow be large, must not that which runs away be of large amount also, and must not the holes for such outflow be of great size?


Then it is a plover's life1 you are describing this time, not that of a corpse or a stone. Now tell me, is the life you mean something like feeling hunger and eating when hungry?

Yes, it is.

1 Referring to this birdÕs habit of drinking water and then ejecting it.

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