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[445b] and corrupted, life is going to be worth living, if a man can only do as he pleases,1 and pleases to do anything save that which will rid him of evil and injustice and make him possessed of justice and virtue—now that the two have been shown to be as we have described them.” “Yes, it is absurd,” said I; “but nevertheless, now that we have won to this height, we must not grow weary in endeavoring to discover2 with the utmost possible clearness that these things are so.” “That is the last thing in the world we must do,” he said.

1 Cf. 577 D, Gorgias 466 E. If all men desire the good, he who does evil does not do what he really wishes.

2 ὅσον . . . κατιδεῖν is generally taken as epexegetic of ἐνταῦθα. It is rather well felt with οὐ χρὴ ἀποκάμνειν.

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