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[295e] and that which is in all these aspects useless we say is ugly. Now is not this your opinion also, Hippias?

It is.Soc, Then are we right in saying that the useful rather than everything else is beautiful?

We are right, surely, Socrates.

Now that which has power to accomplish anything is useful for that for which it has power, but that which is powerless is useless, is it not?


Power, then, is beautiful, and want of power is disgraceful or ugly.

Decidedly. Now other things, Socrates,

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