Haikus from The Republic by Plato

From a book categorized as Philosophy / General and 487 pages follows a description and a number of hidden haikus found in the book:

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Their principal food
is meal and flour, and they drink
in moderation.

But does he therefore
confer no benefit when
he works for nothing?

Whether he would or
would not be able, I said,
is not to the point.

And yet not so well
as with a pruning-hook made
for the purpose? True.

Yes, he said, the tools
which would teach men their own use
would be beyond price.

All these qualities,
he replied, will certainly
be required by them.

Next in order will
follow melody and song.
That is obvious.

But do you know whom
I think good? Will you tell me?
I will, if I can.

And being perfect,
is therefore wise and valiant
and temperate and just.

I mean that courage
is a kind of salvation.
Salvation of what?

Do you see that there
is a way in which you could
make them all yourself?