[206a] since what men love is simply and solely the good. Or is your view otherwise?’“‘Faith, no,’ I said.“‘Then we may state unreservedly that men love the good?’“‘Yes,’ I said.“‘Well now, must we not extend it to this, that they love the good to be theirs?’“‘We must.’“‘And do they love it to be not merely theirs but theirs always?’“‘Include that also.’“‘Briefly then,’ said she, ‘love loves the good to be one's own for ever.’“‘That is the very truth,’ I said.
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