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[281c] would he not err less if he did less; and so, erring less, do less ill; and hence, doing less ill, be less miserable?

Certainly, he said.

In which of the two cases, when one is poor or when one is rich, will one be more likely to do less?

When one is poor, he said.

And when one is weak, or when one is strong?

Weak.

And when one has high position, or has none?

None.

When one is brave and self-controlled, will one do less, or when one is a coward?

A coward.

So too, when idle rather than busy?

He agreed.

And slow rather than quick,


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