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[470e]

Polus
What? Could you find out by meeting him, and cannot otherwise tell, straight off, that he is happy?

Socrates
No, indeed, upon my word.

Polus
Then doubtless you will say, Socrates, that you do not know that even the Great King is happy.

Socrates
Yes, and I shall be speaking the truth; for I do not know how he stands in point of education and justice.

Polus
Why, does happiness entirely consist in that?

Socrates
Yes, by my account, Polus; for a good and honorable man or woman, I say, is happy, and an unjust and wicked one is wretched.


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