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[266d] who is most in training for a life of careless ease?1

Younger Socrates
Certainly he does.

Stranger
For now, Socrates, we have shown more clearly the truth of that which we said yesterday in our search for the sophist.2

Younger Socrates
What was it?

Stranger
That this method of argument pays no more heed to the noble than to the ignoble, and no less honor to the small than to the great, but always goes on its own way to the most perfect truth.

Younger Socrates
So it seems.

Stranger
Then shall I now, without waiting for you to ask me, guide you of my own accord along that shorter way referred to a moment ago that leads


1 i.e. the swineherd, the pig belonging to γένει εὐχερεστάτῳ.

2 See Plat. Soph. 227B.

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