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[338b] “Here you have the wisdom of Socrates, to refuse himself to teach, but go about and learn from others and not even pay thanks1 therefor.” “That I learn from others,” I said, “you said truly, Thrasymachus. But in saying that I do not pay thanks you are mistaken. I pay as much as I am able. And I am able only to bestow praise. For money I lack.2 But that I praise right willingly those who appear to speak well you will well know forthwith as soon as you have given your answer.

1 Cf. Cratylus 391 B.

2 Socrates' poverty (Apology 38 A-B) was denied by some later writers who disliked to have him classed with the Cynics.

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