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[499e]

Socrates
And similarly in the case of pains, are some worthy and some base?

Callicles
Of course.

Socrates
So it is the worthy pleasures and pains that we ought to choose in all our doings?

Callicles
Certainly.

Socrates
And the base ones not?

Callicles
Clearly so.

Socrates
Because, you know, Polus and I, if you recollect, decided1. that everything we do should be for the sake of what is good. Do you agree with us in this view—that the good is the end of all our actions, and it is for its sake that all other things should be done, and not it for theirs?


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