But not first, even if all the cattle and horses and other beasts in the world, in their pursuit of enjoyment, so assert. Trusting in them, as augurs trust in birds, the many judge that pleasures are the greatest blessings in life, and they imagine that the lusts of beasts are better witnesses than are the aspirations and thoughts inspired by the philosophic muse.

Socrates, we all now declare that what you have said is perfectly true.

Then you will let me go?

There is still a little left, Socrates. I am sure you will not give up before we do, and I will remind you of what remains.

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