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1860. Excerpt: ... in that point: for virtue is one thing, and
these are it- parts. But, said I to him, are these its parts, as
the mouth, nose, ears and eyes are the parts of the face? Or are
they parts like parts of gold, that are all of the same nature as
the mass, and different from each other only in quantity? They are
without douht parts of it, as the mouth and the nose are parts of
the face. But, said I, do men acquire some one part of this virtue,
and others another? Or is there a necessity that he who acquires
one must acquire all?.- By no means, answered he. For you see every
day people who are valiant and unjust, and others who are just
without being wise. For valour and wisdom are only parts of
virtue.' Assuredly, said he, and wisdom is the greatest of its
parts. And is every one of its parts different from another?
Without doubt. And every one has its properties: as in the parts of
the face the eyes are not of the same use with the ears, and have
different properties and faculties; and so of all the other parts,
they are all different, and do not resemble each other either in
torn or quality. Is it the same of the parts of virtue? Does no one
of them in any wise resemble another? and do they absolutely differ
in themselves and in their faculties? It is evident that they do
not resemble each other at all, if it be the same of them as of the
example which we have made use of. That is very certain, Socrates,
and the example is just. Then said I to him, virtue has no other of
its parts which resemble knowledge, justice, valour, temperance, or
sanctity. No, without doubt. Come then, let you and I examine to
the bottom the nature of every one of its parts. Let us begin with
justice: is it-any thing or nothing? For my part, I think it is
something: what do you th...
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