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[513e]

Callicles
Be it so, if you like.

Socrates
And the aim of the other is to make that which we are tending, whether it be body or soul, as good as may be.

Callicles
To be sure.

Socrates
Then ought we not to make it our endeavor, in tending our city and its citizens, to make those citizens as good as possible? For without this, you see, as we found in our former argument, there is no use in offering any other service, unless the intentions


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