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[190c] with anyone as to how he might best acquire it?

I certainly think not, Socrates.

Then we say, Laches, that we know what it is.

I suppose we must.

And of that which we know, I presume, we can also say what it is.

To be sure.

Let us not, therefore, my good friend, inquire forthwith about the whole of virtue, since that may well be too much for us; but let us first see ifwe are sufficiently provided with knowledge about some part of it.

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