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Socrates 3.7 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Socrates Come then, what is “taking pains over oneself” — 128a for we may perchance be taking, unawares, no pains over ourselves, though we think we are — and when does a man actually do it? Does he take pains

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Socrates 3.6 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Ah, my remarkable friend, listen to me and the Delphic motto, 124b “Know thyself”; for these people are our competitors, not those whom you think; and there is nothing that will give us ascendancy over them save only pains and

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Socrates 3.5 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Socrates And do you remember what our admissions were about just things? Alcibiades I think we said that those who do just things must do noble things. Socrates And that those who do noble things must do good things? Alcibiades

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Socrates 3.4 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis
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Socrates 3.3 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Alcibiades But what if I cannot? Do you think I could not know about what is just and unjust in any other way? Socrates Yes, you might, supposing you discovered it. Alcibiades But do you not think I might discover

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Socrates 3.2 – Alcibiades I

"Socrates," by Mitch Francis

Socrates Now then: you intend, as I say, to come forward as adviser to the Athenians in no great space of time; well, suppose I were to take hold of you as you were about to ascend the platform, and

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