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[178e] For we need not yet argue about that which already is or has been pleasant to each one but concerning that which will in the future seem and be pleasant to each one, is he himself the best judge for himself, or would you, Protagoras—at least as regards the arguments which will be persuasive in court to each of us—be able to give an opinion beforehand better than anyone whatsoever who has no especial training?

Certainly, Socrates, in this, at any rate, he used to declare emphatically that he himself excelled everyone.

Yes, my friend, he certainly did; otherwise nobody would have paid him a high fee

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