For that there is far more profit for him personally in injustice than in
justice is what every man believes, and believes truly, as the proponent of
this theory will maintain. For if anyone who had got such a licence within
his grasp should refuse to do any wrong or lay his hands on others'
possessions, he would be regarded as most pitiable1
and a great
fool by all who took note of it,2
though they would praise him3
before one another's faces, deceiving one another because of
their fear of suffering injustice. So much for this point.