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BOOK VII

" But when he no longer esteems the maxims he once honored, and severs the tie which formerly bound him to them, without, however, discovering the true principles, can he be expected to betake himself to any other than the flattering life?"
" Impossible," he replied.
" And thus, while he was before law-abiding, he will now have become lawless."
" Undoubtedly."
" Well now, the condition of those who in this way apply themselves to dialectic is very natural, and, as I was saying just now (25) is certainly pardonable."
" Yes," he replied, " and pitiable."
" Therefore that you may not come to feel this pity for these men who are now thirty years of age, must you not exercise the greatest care before introducing them to the study of dialectic? "
" Certainly I must."
" And is not this an important precaution that they be not allowed to dabble in dialectic, when they are too young? For I suppose it has not escaped your notice that the youngsters, when they for the first time get a taste of dialectic, abuse it as mere child's play, always contradicting, and, after the manner of those who refute them, they themselves refute others in turn; like puppies they take delight in pulling and tearing to pieces with their logic any who come near them."
" They certainly play fantastic tricks."

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