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Socrates
And feeling thirst and drinking when thirsty?

Callicles
Yes, and having all the other desires, and being able to satisfy them, and so with these enjoyments leading a happy life.

Socrates
Bravo, my fine fellow! Do go on as you have begun, and mind you show no bashfulness about it. I too, it seems, must try not to be too bashful. First of all, tell me whether a man who has an itch and wants to scratch, and may scratch in all freedom, can pass his life happily in continual scratching.


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