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[470b] it is a bad thing and means little power. And let us consider another point besides; do we not admit that sometimes it is better to do those things that we were mentioning just now—to put people to death and banish them and deprive them of property—while sometimes it is not?

To be sure.

Then here is a point, it seems, that is admitted both on your side and on mine.


Then when do you say it is better to do these things? Tell me where you draw the line.

Nay, I would rather that you, Socrates, answered that.

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