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The one we tried before, Socrates; at any rate, I have nothing else to offer.

What one?

That knowledge is true opinion; for true opinion is surely free from error and all its results are fine and good.

The man who was leading the way through the river,1 Theaetetus, said: “The result itself will show;” and so in this matter, if we go on with our search, perhaps the thing will turn up in our path and of itself reveal the object of our search;

1 A man who was leading the way through a river was asked if the water was deep. He replied αὐτὸ δείξει, “the event itself will show” (i.e. you can find out by trying). The expression became proverbial.

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