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[78a]

Socrates
But do they not hold that those who are harmed are miserable in proportion to the harm they suffer?

Meno
That too must be.

Socrates
And are not the miserable ill-starred?

Meno
I think so.

Socrates
Then is there anyone who wishes to be miserable and ill-starred?

Meno
I do not suppose there is, Socrates.

Socrates
No one, then, Meno, desires evil, if no one desires to be such an one: for what is being miserable but desiring evil and obtaining it?


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