Socrates: If then, during the time [man] exists and is not a human being he will have true opinions which, when stirred by questioning, become knowledge, will not his soul have learned during all time? For it is clear that during all time he exists, either as a man or not.
Meno: So it seems.
Socrates: Then if the truth about reality is always in our soul, the soul would be immortal so that you should always confidently try to seek out and recollect what you do not know at present - that is, what you do not recollect?
Meno: Somehow, Socrates, I think that what you say is right.