Summary and Analysis Book IX: Chapter VI - Friendship and Concord


Unanimity or concord is another feeling similar to friendship. It exists when interested parties, whether they be an entire population or only two individuals agree about their common interests, have a practical and important end in view, unanimously adopt a policy for attaining this end, and carry it out harmoniously. On a personal level this conception of concord is most often realized among good men, for they are in harmony with themselves and each other.

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