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BOOK VI

"And how," he asked, "shall we fitly answer this question?"
" By declaring that we must appoint as guardians of our State whichever of the two shall approve themselves capable of defending the laws and the institutions."
" Right," he said.
" But can there be any question," I asked, "whether a blind. or a keen-sighted watchman should guard any thing?"
" There can be no question about that," he said.
" Think you now there is any difference between the blind and those who are utterly wanting in the knowledge of the real existence of each thing, and who have no distinct pattern in their souls, and cannot turn their eyes to the absolute truth (like painters turning to their model), and who are unable to look to this divine exemplar as their constant standard of judgment, and to make it their object of most earnest contemplation, and then, after the vision of things heavenly, to enact the earthly canons about beauty, justice and goodness, in case they need enactment, and to guard and defend those already established?"
" No, by Zeus," he replied, "there is no great difference between these men and the blind."
" Shall we then appoint such men to be guardians of the State rather than those who know each thing in its essential reality, and who, besides, are their equals in experience, and are not inferior to
them in any kind of excellence?"
" Nay, it would be absurd," he said, "to choose

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