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[286b] in small matters than in greater ones.

Younger Socrates
Excellent.

Stranger
Let us, then, remember the reason for all that we have said about these matters.

Younger Socrates
What is the reason?

Stranger
The reason is chiefly just that irritating impatience which we exhibited in relation to the long talk about weaving and the revolution of the universe and the sophist's long talk about the existence of not-being.1 We felt that they were too long, and we reproached ourselves for all of them,


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