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[184e] Suppose you had a consultation as to what your son's exercise should be for a coming contest, would you be guided by the majority of us, or by the one who happened to have trained and exercised under a good master?

By the latter, naturally, Socrates.

Would you be guided by him alone rather than the four of us?

Very likely.

Yes, for a question must be decided by knowledge, and not by numbers, if it is to have a right decision.

To be sure.

Then in this case also we must first consider, in particular,

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