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Meno
No, they were all his own.

Socrates
But you see, he did not know, as we were saying a while since.

Meno
That is true.

Socrates
Yet he had in him these opinions, had he not?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
So that he who does not know about any matters, whatever they be, may have true opinions on such matters, about which he knows nothing?

Meno
Apparently.

Socrates
And at this moment those opinions have just been stirred up in him, like a dream; but if he were repeatedly asked these same questions in a variety of forms, you know he will have in the end as exact an understanding


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