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[297d] And it pleases me least of all the things we have said.

Hippias
Yes, that is likely.

Socrates
Then there is a good chance that the statement that the beneficial and the useful and the powerful to create something good are beautiful, is not, as it appeared to be, the most beautiful of of statements, but, if that be possible, is even more ridiculous than those first ones in which we thought the maiden was the beautiful, and each of the various other things we spoke of before.

Hippias
That is likely.

Socrates
And Hippias, I no longer know where to turn; I am at a loss; but have you anything to say?


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