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[439e]

Socrates
How, then, can that which is never in the same state be anything? For if it is ever in the same state, then obviously at that time it is not changing; and if it is always in the same state and is always the same, how can it ever change or move without relinquishing its own form?

Cratylus
It cannot do so at all.

Socrates
No, nor can it be known by anyone.


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