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[505d]

Socrates
Why, they say one does wrong to leave off even stories in the middle; one should set a head on the thing, that it may not go about headless. So proceed with the rest of your answers, that our argument may pick up a head.

Callicles
How overbearing you are, Socrates! Take my advice, and let this argument drop, or find some one else to argue with.

Socrates
Then who else is willing? Surely we must not leave the argument there, unfinished?

Callicles
Could you not get through it yourself, either talking on by yourself or answering your own questions?


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