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[300c] how on the other hand there may be a silence of speaking. (It struck me that Ctesippus was specially excited on account of his young friend's presence.)

When you are silent, said Euthydemus, are you not making a silence of all things?

Yes, he replied.

Then it is a silence of speaking things also, if the speaking are among all things.

What, said Ctesippus, are not all things silent?

I presume not, said Euthydemus.

But then, my good sir, do all things speak?

Yes, I suppose, at least those that speak.

But that is not what I ask, he said: are all things silent or do they speak?

Neither and both,


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