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[278d] to derive his title from such writings, but from the serious pursuit which underlies them.

What titles do you grant them then?

I think, Phaedrus, that the epithet “wise” is too great and befits God alone; but the name “philosopher,” that is, “lover of wisdom,” or something of the sort would be more fitting and modest for such a man.

And quite appropriate.

On the other hand, he who has nothing more valuable than the things he has composed or written, turning his words up and down at his leisure,

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