“Well,” said Socrates, “I may assume, I take it, that you know what things are good and what are evil?”“Of course, for if I don't know so much as that, I must be worse than a slave.”“Come then, state them for my benefit.”“Well, that's a simple matter. First health in itself is, I suppose, a good, sickness an evil. Next the various causes of these two conditions — meat, drink, habits — are good or evil according as they promote health or sickness.”
Xenophon. Xenophon in Seven Volumes, 4. E. C. Marchant. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA; William Heinemann, Ltd., London. 1923.
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