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In the way in which they are able to make young men think that they themselves are in all matters the wisest of men. For it is clear that if they neither disputed correctly nor seemed to the young men to do so, or again if they did seem to dispute rightly but were not considered wiser on that account, nobody, to quote from you,1 would care to pay them money to become their pupil in these subjects.

Certainly not.

But now people do care to do so?

Very much.

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