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[497b] that you may realize how subtle is your way of reproving me. Does not each of us cease at the same moment from thirst and from the pleasure he gets by drinking?

I cannot tell what you mean.

No, no, Callicles, you must answer him, for our sakes also, that the arguments may be brought to a conclusion.

But Socrates is always like this, Gorgias he keeps on asking petty, unimportant questions until he refutes one.

Why, what does that matter to you? In any case it is not your credit that is at stake, Callicles; just permit Socrates to refute you in such manner as he chooses.

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