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[97a] this must needs be so?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
And in thinking that they will be useful if they give us right guidance in conduct: here also, I suppose, our admission was correct?

Meno
Yes.

Socrates
But our assertion that it is impossible to give right guidance unless one has knowledge looks very like a mistake.

Meno
What do you mean by that?

Socrates
I will tell you. If a man knew the way to Larisa, or any other place you please, and walked there and led others, would he not give right and good guidance?

Meno
Certainly.


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