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[278e] part of truth and acquire wisdom?

Younger Socrates
No; it is hardly possible.

Then if this is the case, would it be a bad thing if you and I first tried to see in another small and partial example the nature of example in general, with the intention of transferring afterwards the same figurative method from lesser things to the most exalted eminence of the king, and trying by means of an example to become acquainted in a scientific way with the management of states, in order that this may be waking knowledge for us, not dream knowledge?

Younger Socrates
That is a very good idea.

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