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[47b] If a man is an athlete and makes that his business, does he pay attention to every man's praise and blame and opinion or to those of one man only who is a physician or a trainer?

To those of one man only.

Then he ought to fear the blame and welcome the praise of that one man and not of the multitude.


And he must act and exercise and eat and drink as the one man who is his director and who knows the business thinks best rather than as all the others think.

That is true.

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    • J. Adam, A. M. Adam, Commentary on Plato, Protagoras, CHAPTER IV
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