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[163a] Those of others also.

And are they temperate in not making their own things only?

Yes: what reason is there against it? he said.

None for me, I replied; but there may be for him who, after assuming that temperance is doing one's own business, proceeds to say there is no reason against those also who do others' business being temperate.

And have I, pray, he said, admitted that those who do others' business are temperate? Or was my admission of those who make1 things?

Tell me, I said, do you not call making and doing the same?

1 The Greek word ποιεῖν (“make”) can also mean the same as πράττειν (“do”).

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