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[294c] who allows no one to do anything contrary to his command, or even to ask a question, not even if something new occurs to some one, which is better than the rule he has himself ordained.

Younger Socrates
True; the law treats each and all of us exactly as you describe.

Stranger
So that which is persistently simple is inapplicable to things which are never simple?

Younger Socrates
I suppose so.

Stranger
Why in the world, then, is it necessary to make laws, since law is not the most perfect right?


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