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[64e] for it is in truth no compound, but an uncompounded jumble, and is always a misfortune to those who possess it.

Protarchus
Perfectly true.

Socrates
So now the power of the good has taken refuge in the nature of the beautiful; for measure and proportion are everywhere identified with beauty and virtue.

Protarchus
Certainly.

Socrates
We said that truth also was mingled with them in the compound.

Protarchus
Certainly.

Socrates
Then if we cannot catch the good with the aid of one idea,


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