Summary and Analysis Book IX: Chapter XII - The Value and Influence of Friendship


Friendship is a community or partnership in the search for truth and the good. Every good man wishes to share with his friends that which forms the essence and goal of his life, and stands in the same relation to his friend as he does to himself. Through friendship with each other, good men find a source of pleasure and increase in goodness.

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