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And indeed I too speak as one who does not know but only conjectures: yet that there is a difference between right opinion and knowledge is not at all a conjecture with me but something I would particularly assert that I knew: there are not many things of which I would say that, but this one, at any rate, I will include among those that I know.

Yes, and you are right, Socrates, in so saying.

Well, then, am I not right also in saying that true opinion leading the way renders the effect of each action as good as knowledge does?

There again, Socrates, I think you speak the truth.

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