[65d] the soul of the philosopher greatly despises the body and avoids it and strives to be alone by itself?”“Evidently.”“Now how about such things as this, Simmias? Do we think there is such a thing as absolute justice, or not?”“We certainly think there is.”“And absolute beauty and goodness.”“Of course.”“Well, did you ever see anything of that kind with your eyes?”“Certainly not,” said he.“Or did you ever reach them with any of the bodily senses? I am speaking of all such things, as size, health, strength, and in short the essence
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