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In what way, then, should the State at large rear up infants that are still incapable of understanding speech or receiving other kinds of education?

In this way: it is usual for every creature that is born—and the human child as much as any— to utter at once a loud outcry; and, what is more, the child is the most liable of them all to be afflicted with tears as well as outcries.

Quite true.

When nurses are trying to discover what a baby wants, they judge by these very same signs in offering it things.

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