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Well then, proceed with those little cramped questions of yours, since Gorgias is so minded.

You are fortunate, Callicles, in having been initiated into the Great Mysteries before the Little:1 I did not think that was the proper thing. So go on answering where you left off—as to whether each of us does not cease to feel thirst and pleasure at the same time.

I grant it.

And so, with hunger and the rest, does he cease to feel the desires and pleasures at the same time?

That is so.

And also ceases to feel the pains and pleasures at the same time?

1 Socrates means that one cannot hope to know great things without first learning the truth about little things.

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