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[861a] and lighter penalties for the others? Or shall we enact equal penalties for all, on the view that there is no such thing as a voluntary act of injustice?”

Clinias
What you say, Stranger, is quite right: so what use are we to make of our present arguments?

Athenian
A very proper question! The use we shall make of them, to begin with, is this—

Clinias
What?

Athenian
Let us recall how, a moment ago, we rightly stated that in regard to justice we are suffering from the greatest confusion and inconsistency. Grasping this fact,

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