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[466e] that they wish to do, practically speaking, though they do whatever they think to be best.

Well, and is not that a great power to have?

No, judging at least by what Polus says.

I say no! Pardon me, I say yes.

No, by the ————, you do not; for you said that great power is a good to him who has it.

Yes, and I maintain it.

Then do you regard it as a good, when a man does what he thinks to be best, without having intelligence? Is that what you call having a great power?

No, I do not.

Then will you prove that the orators have intelligence, and that rhetoric is an art, not a flattery, and so refute me ?

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