Socrates: “Friend Pan and however many other gods are here, grant me to become beautiful in respect to the things within. And as to whatever things I have outside, grant that they be friendly to the things inside me. May I believe the wise man to be rich. May I have as big a mass of gold as no one other than the moderate man of sound mind could bear or bring along. Do we still need something else, Phaedrus? For I think I’ve prayed in a measured fashion.” To which Phaedrus responds: “And pray also for these things for me. For friends’ things are in common.” (Phaedrus, Nichols translation, lines 279b-279c)
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