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[835e] and where the chief occupation of everyone all through life consists in sacrifices, feasts and dances. In a State such as this, how will the young abstain from those desires which frequently plunge many into ruin,—all those desires from which reason, in its endeavor to be law,1 enjoins abstinence? That the laws previously ordained serve to repress the majority of desires is not surprising;

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