[163e] Do you say that this doing or making, or whatever is the term you prefer, of good things, is temperance?I do, he replied.Then not he who does evil, but he who does good, is temperate?And do not you, my excellent friend, he said, think so?Leave that aside, I said; for we have not to consider yet what I think, but what you say now.Well, all the same, I say, he replied, that he who does evil instead of good is not temperate, whereas he who does good instead of evil is temperate : for I give you “the doing of good things is temperance” as my plain definition.
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