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To be sure it is well said.

And neither is the cause that which comes into being, nor is that which comes into being the cause.


By Zeus, my good friend, then neither is the beautiful good, nor the good beautiful; or does it seem to you possible, after what has been said?

No, by Zeus, it does not appear so to me.

Does it please us, and should we be willing to say that the beautiful is not good, and the good not beautiful?

No, by Zeus, it does not please me at all.

Right, by Zeus, Hippias!

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