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SOCRATES: If then virtue is a quality of the soul, and is admitted to be profitable, it must be wisdom or prudence, since none of the things of the soul are either profitable or hurtful in themselves, but they are all made profitable or hurtful by the addition of wisdom or of folly; and therefore if virtue is profitable, virtue must be a sort of wisdom or prudence?
So likely too, seeing that I affirm injustice to be profitable and justice not.
Now, I said, you are on more substantial and almost unanswerable ground; for if the injustice which you were maintaining to be profitable had been admitted by you as by others to be vice and deformity, an answer might have been given to you on received principles; but now I perceive that you will call injustice honourable and strong, and to the unjust you will attribute all the qualities which were attributed by us before to the just, seeing that you do not hesitate to rank injustice with wisdom and virtue.
If all the pupils are little ragamuffins, I'm afraid your crop won't be profitable in a worldly sense, Mr.
Karp concluded, "I am also pleased to announce that Harvey's operations will be profitable for the first quarter of fiscal 2005.
Consumers want farmers to be profitable because they are important to the economic viability of their communities, and they pay a large part of local taxes.
The company continues to anticipate that it will be profitable and cash flow positive for the full year 2005.
The syndicate is projected to be profitable in each of the 2002 - 2004 underwriting years despite estimated losses from the United States, Caribbean and Japanese windstorms in the second half of 2004 of USD 263 million gross and USD 133 million net.
8%, and the company's life and health segment is expected to be profitable after taking into account additional reinsurance protection for the company's volatile book of Guaranteed Minimum Death Benefit (GMDB) business.
All of its operating insurance units continue to be profitable and are capitalized--on a risk-adjusted basis-- in excess of what is expected for their current financial strength ratings.
AOL Time Warner also announced today that The WB Network, which is one of only three broadcast networks to be profitable in 2002 and the fastest-growing of all the networks in the most desirable demographics, will once again report to Warner Bros.