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refuse to believe in what is said; for they have never seen realized what we are now proposing; on the contrary, upon themes like ours, they have only heard certain phrases wittingly assimilated to one another,(19) instead of naturally harmonizing, as in the present instance; but what they have never seen, either in one instance, or more than one, is a man who, in his conduct and principles, is as perfectly conformed and attuned to virtue as is possible, and at the head of a State of like character with himself. Or do you think they have?"
" Indeed I do not."
" NO, my dear friend, and just as little also have they given earnest heed to arguments noble and free.(20) such as strenuously search for the truth in every possible way, with the sole aim of knowing it, but which cannot away with those ornamental phrases and subtleties, employed, before courts and in private conversations, merely to make a fine appearance and prolong discussion."
" In the discourse of which you speak they have no part," he replied.
" Just for these reasons," said I, "and at the same time foreseeing and dreading this outcome, we, nevertheless, constrained by truth of late(21) declared that neither a State, nor a constitution, no, nor yet a man, can ever become perfect, until some exigency out of the common shall constrain these few philo

19. There is probably in this passage a reference to the artificial stv1e of Gorgias and Isocrates.
20. The arguments are here, as often, personified.
21. In Book V, p302-304.

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