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Apparently not.

Well, Crito, ought one to do evil or not?

Certainly not, Socrates.

Well, then, is it right to requite evil with evil, as the world says it is, or not right?

Not right, certainly.

For doing evil to people is the same thing as wronging them.

That is true.

Then we ought neither to requite wrong with wrong nor to do evil to anyone, no matter what he may have done to us.

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