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[99c] This is the means which statesmen employ for their direction of states, and they have nothing more to do with wisdom than soothsayers and diviners; for these people utter many a true thing when inspired, but have no knowledge of anything they say.

Meno
I daresay that is so.

Socrates
And may we, Meno, rightly call those men divine who, having no understanding, yet succeed in many a great deed and word?

Meno
Certainly.

Socrates
Then we shall be right in calling those divine of whom


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