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[96b] and indeed as inferior in the very quality of which they claim to be teachers; while those who are themselves recognized as men of worth and honor say at one time that it is teachable, and at another that it is not? When people are so confused about this or that matter, can you say they are teachers in any proper sense of the word?

Meno
No, indeed, I cannot.

Socrates
Well, if neither the sophists nor the men who are themselves good and honorable are teachers of the subject, clearly no others can be?

Meno
I agree.


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