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[262b] degree of likeness to that which he does not know?

Phaedrus
It is impossible.

Socrates
In the case, then, of those whose opinions are at variance with facts and who are deceived, this error evidently slips in through some resemblances.

Phaedrus
It does happen in that way.

Socrates
Then he who does not understand the real nature of things will not possess the art of making his hearers pass from one thing to its opposite by leading them through the intervening resemblances, or of avoiding such deception himself?

Phaedrus
Never in the world.


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