Now many of those who were brought to this pass by Socrates
, never went near him again and were regarded by him as mere blockheads. But Euthydemus guessed that he would never be of much account unless he spent as much time as possible with Socrates
. Henceforward, unless obliged to absent himself, he never left him, and even began to adopt some of his practices. Socrates
, for his part, seeing how it was with him, avoided worrying him, and began to expound very plainly and clearly the knowledge that he thought most needful and the practices that he held to be most excellent.