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Hippias
Far from it, in my opinion, Socrates.

Socrates
Then, Hippias, the powerful and the useful are not, as it seems, our beautiful.

Hippias
They are, Socrates, if they are powerful and useful for good.

Socrates
Then that assertion, that the powerful and useful are beautiful without qualification, is gone; but was this, Hippias, what our soul wished to say, that the useful and the powerful for doing something good is the beautiful?


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