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[53d] by asking questions.

Protarchus
Go on; ask your questions.

Socrates
There are two parts of existence, the one self-existent, the other always desiring something else.

Protarchus
What do you mean? What are these two?

Socrates
The one is by nature more imposing, the other inferior.

Protarchus
Speak still more plainly.

Socrates
We have seen beloved boys who are fair and good, and brave lovers of them.

Protarchus
Yes, no doubt of it.

Socrates
Try to find another pair like these


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