SOCRATES: And what is the guiding principle which makes them profitable or the reverse?
SOCRATES: And such of these as are not knowledge, but of another sort, are sometimes profitable and sometimes hurtful; as, for example, courage wanting prudence, which is only a sort of confidence?
SOCRATES: And the same may be said of temperance and quickness of apprehension; whatever things are learned or done with sense are profitable, but when done without sense they are hurtful?
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?
SOCRATES: And the other goods, such as wealth and the like, of which we were just now saying that they are sometimes good and sometimes evil, do not they also become profitable or hurtful, accordingly as the soul guides and uses them rightly or wrongly; just as the things of the soul herself are benefited when under the guidance of wisdom and harmed by folly?
All other things hang upon the soul, and the things of the soul herself hang upon wisdom, if they are to be good; and so wisdom is inferred to be that which profits--and virtue, as we say, is profitable?
SOCRATES: I mean that good men are necessarily useful or profitable. Were we not right in admitting this?
Natural selection can act only by the preservation and accumulation of infinitesimally small inherited modifications, each profitable
to the preserved being; and as modern geology has almost banished such views as the excavation of a great valley by a single diluvial wave, so will natural selection, if it be a true principle, banish the belief of the continued creation of new organic beings, or of any great and sudden modification in their structure.
"Let me tell you what, the SentinelRecord is still profitable
, one of the few we've got that's still profitable
," said Hussman, whose Wehco Media Inc.
Caterpillar will host a meeting with investors and analysts today, detailing the progress made in executing the company's enterprise strategy, its plans for future profitable
growth and its intention for more consistent and enhanced return of capital to shareholders.