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[49c]

Crito
Apparently not.

Socrates
Well, Crito, ought one to do evil or not?

Crito
Certainly not, Socrates.

Socrates
Well, then, is it right to requite evil with evil, as the world says it is, or not right?

Crito
Not right, certainly.

Socrates
For doing evil to people is the same thing as wronging them.

Crito
That is true.

Socrates
Then we ought neither to requite wrong with wrong nor to do evil to anyone, no matter what he may have done to us.


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