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SOCRATES: Is it not obvious that those who are ignorant of their nature do not desire them; but they desire what they suppose to be goods although they are really evils; and if they are mistaken and suppose the evils to be goods they really desire goods?
SOCRATES: Well, and do those who, as you say, desire evils, and think that evils are hurtful to the possessor of them, know that they will be hurt by them?
SOCRATES: Then are there some who desire the evil and others who desire the good?
And who is best able to do good to his friends and evil to his enemies in time of sickness?
Surely, he said, a man may be expected to love those whom he thinks good, and to hate those whom he thinks evil.
But his death 'will be the seed' of many disciples who will convince them of their evil ways, and will come forth to reprove them in harsher terms, because they are younger and more inconsiderate.
He wishes them to know that the divine sign never interrupted him in the course of his defence; the reason of which, as he conjectures, is that the death to which he is going is a good and not an evil.
He has acquired merit, though the healed employed his strength for evil.
Not till I came to Shamlegh could I meditate upon the Cause of Things, or trace the running grass-roots of Evil.
So we went out, but as we passed them I saw the doctors muttering together, for they were ill-pleased and foreboded evil.
Again he saw the field full of folk , and to them now Conscience was preaching, and at his words many began to repent them of their evil deeds.
That after thy death day thou shalt turn to the Evil One.