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[47a] are not involved in the necessity of dying tomorrow, and therefore present conditions would not lead your judgment astray. Now say, do you not think we were correct in saying that we ought not to esteem all the opinions of men, but some and not others, and not those of all men, but only of some? What do you think? Is not this true?

It is.

Then we ought to esteem the good opinions and not the bad ones?


And the good ones are those of the wise and the bad ones those of the foolish?

Of course.

Come then, what used we to say about this?

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