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[43e] but let us use fine names and call one gold, another silver, and the third neither of the two.


Now can that which is neither become either gold or silver?

Certainly not.

Neither can that middle life of which we spoke ever be rightly considered in opinion or called in speech pleasant or painful, at any rate by those who reason correctly.

No, certainly not.

But surely, my friend, we are aware of persons who call it

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