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[497e] as you call beautiful those in whom beauty is present?

I do.

Well now, do you give the name of good men to fools and cowards? It was not they just now but brave and wise men whom you so described. Or is it not these that you call good?

To be sure it is.

And now, have you ever seen a silly child enjoying itself?

I have.

And have you never seen a silly man enjoying himself?

I should think I have; but what has that to do with it?

Nothing; only answer.

I have seen one.

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    • Gonzalez Lodge, Commentary on Plato: Gorgias, 448b
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