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Now tell me; for I am always utterly amazed by the same questions we were just proposing.

What do you mean?

Are not some pleasures false and others true?

How could that be?

Then, as you maintain, nobody, either sleeping or waking or insane or deranged, ever thinks he feels pleasure when he does not feel it, and never, on the other hand, thinks he suffers pain when he does not suffer it?

We have, Socrates, always believed that all this is as you suggest.

But is the belief correct? Shall we consider whether it is so or not?

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