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“Do you say that your man is a better citizen than mine?”

“I do indeed.”

“Then why didn't we first consider what is the function of a good citizen?”

“Let us do so.”

“In financial administration, then, is not the better man he who makes the city wealthier?”


“And in war he who makes her stronger than her rivals?”

“Of course.”

“And on an embassy he who turns enemies into friends?”


“And in debate he who puts down strife and produces harmony?”

“I think so.”

By this process of leading back the argument even his adversay came to see the truth clearly.

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