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[709c] should cooperate with Occasion—verily I, for one, should esteem that a great advantage. Is it not so?

Clinias
It is.

Athenian
Then we must grant that this is equally true in the other cases also, by parity of reasoning, including the case of legislation. When all the other conditions are present which a country needs to possess in the way of fortune if it is ever to be happily settled, then every such State needs to meet with a lawgiver who holds fast to truth.

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