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[330e] It is hard to see how anything could be holy, if holiness itself is not to be holy! And you—would you not make the same reply?

Certainly I would, he said.

Now suppose he went on to ask us: Well, and what of your statement a little while since? Perhaps I did not hear you aright, but I understood you two to say that the parts of virtue are in such a relation to each other that one of them is not like another. Here my answer would be: As to the substance of it, you heard aright, but you made a mistake in thinking that I had any share in that statement.


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