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Clinias
Probably God will be willing.

Athenian
Probably he will; and with him as leader let us observe this also—

Clinias
What?

Athenian
How bold and adventurous is the fashion in which we shall now have founded this State of ours.

Clinias
What is now specially in your mind, and what makes you say so?

Athenian
The fact that we are legislating lightheartedly and boldly for inexperienced men, in the hope that they will accept the laws we have now enacted. Thus much at least is plain, Clinias, to almost everyone—even to the meanest intelligence—

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