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[902b] owing to their being somehow defeated by pleasures or pains?

Clinias
Impossible.

Athenian
Do not human affairs share in animate nature, and is not man himself, too, the most god-fearing of all living creatures?

Clinias
That is certainly probable.

Athenian
We affirm that all mortal creatures are possessions of the gods, to whom belongs also the whole heaven.

Clinias
Of course.

Athenian
That being so, it matters not whether a man says that these things are small or great

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