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[161b] is in fact good, while modesty is no more good than evil.

Why, I think, he said, Socrates, that is correctly stated; but there is another view of temperance on which I would like to have your opinion. I remembered just now what I once heard someone say, that temperance might be doing one's own business. I ask you, then, do you think he is right in saying this?

You rascal, I said, you have heard it from Critias here,

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