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[118a] who know that they do not know, the only people left, I think, are those who do not know, but think that they do?

Alcibiades
Yes, only those.

Socrates
Then this ignorance is a cause of evils, and is the discreditable sort of stupidity?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
And when it is about the greatest matters, it is most injurious and base?

Alcibiades
By far.

Socrates
Well then, can you mention any greater things than the just, the noble, the good, and the expedient?

Alcibiades
No, indeed.

Socrates
And it is about these, you say, that you are bewildered?

Alcibiades
Yes.

Socrates
But if you are bewildered, is it not clear from what has gone before


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