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[89e]

Meno
I think so.

Socrates
Then also conversely, if a thing had neither teachers nor learners, we should be right in surmising that it could not be taught?

Meno
That is so: but do you think there are no teachers of virtue?

Socrates
I must say I have often inquired whether there were any, but for all my pains I cannot find one. And yet many have shared the search with me, and particularly those persons whom I regard as best qualified for the task. But look, Meno: here, at the very moment when he was wanted, we have Anytus sitting down beside us,


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