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Then if we find any things that a man puts off and retains at one and the same moment, clearly these cannot be the good and the bad. Do we admit this? Now consider very carefully before you answer.

Oh, I admit it down to the ground.

So now for our former admissions: did you say that being hungry was pleasant or painful? I mean, hunger itself.

Painful, I said; though eating when one is hungry I call pleasant.

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