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[170a] but from his own statement.


In this way: He says, does he not? “that which appears to each person really is to him to whom it appears.”

Yes, that is what he says.

Well then, Protagoras, we also utter the opinions of a man, or rather, of all men, and we say that there is no one who does not think himself wiser than others in some respects and others wiser than himself in other respects; for instance, in times of greatest danger, when people are distressed in war or by diseases or at sea, they regard their commanders as gods and expect them to be their saviors,

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