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[535c] we must demand a good memory and doggedness and industry1 in every sense of the word. Otherwise how do you suppose anyone will consent both to undergo all the toils of the body and to complete so great a course of study and discipline?” “No one could,” he said, “unless most happily endowed.” “Our present mistake,” said I, “and the disesteem that has in consequence fallen upon philosophy are, as I said before,2 caused by the unfitness of her associates and wooers. They should not have been bastards3 but true scions.” “What do you mean?” he said. “In the first place,”

1 The qualities of the ideal student again. Cf. on 487 A.

2 Cf. 495 C ff., pp. 49-51.

3 Montaigne, i. 24 (vol. i. p. 73), “les âmes boiteuses, les bastardes et vulgaires, sont indignes de Ia philosophie.”

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