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Phaedrus
When there is little.

Socrates
And if you make a transition by small steps from anything to its opposite you will be more likely to escape detection than if you proceed by leaps and bounds.

Phaedrus
Of course.

Socrates
Then he who is to deceive another, and is not to be deceived himself, must know accurately the similarity and dissimilarity of things.

Phaedrus
Yes, he must.

Socrates
Now will he be able, not knowing the truth about a given thing, to recognize in other things the great or small


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    • Sir Richard C. Jebb, Commentary on Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus, 295
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