[279e] Cleinias, that for success in flute-music it is the flute-players that have the best fortune?He agreed to this.Then in writing and reading letters it will be the schoolmasters.1Certainly.Well now, for the dangers of a sea-voyage, do you consider any pilots to he more fortunate, as a general rule, than the wise ones?No, to be sure.Well, then, suppose you were on a campaign, with which kind of general would you prefer to share both the peril and the luck—a wise one, or an ignorant?With a wise one.Well then, supposing you were sick, with which kind of doctor would you like to venture yourself a wise one, or an ignorant?With a wise one.
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