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[78e] otherwise it will not be virtue, though it provides one with goods.

Meno
Yes, for how, without these, could it be virtue?

Socrates
And not to procure gold and silver, when it would be unjust—what we call the want of such things—is virtue, is it not?

Meno
Apparently.

Socrates
So the procuring of this sort of goods will be no more virtue than the want of them; but it seems that whatever comes accompanied by justice will be virtue,


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