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[124c] we can improve ourselves to the utmost. For observe that when I speak of the need of being educated I am not referring only to you, apart from myself; since my case is identical with yours except in one point.

Alcibiades
What is that ?

Socrates
My guardian is better and wiser than your one, Pericles.

Alcibiades
Who is he, Socrates?

Socrates
God, Alcibiades, who until this day would not let me converse with you; and trusting in him I say that through no other man but me will you attain to eminence.


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