[75b] that all sensible objects strive after absolute equality and fall short of it. Is that our view?”“Yes.”“Then before we began to see or hear or use the other senses we must somewhere have gained a knowledge of abstract or absolute equality, if we were to compare with it the equals which we perceive by the senses, and see that all such things yearn to be like abstract equality but fall short of it.”“That follows necessarily from what we have said before, Socrates.”“And we saw and heard and had the other senses as soon as we were born?”
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