Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greece, 4th century B.C.)
Those who love because of utility love because of what is good for themselves, and those who love because of pleasure do so because of what is pleasant to themselves, and not in so far as the person is the man he is, but in so far as he is useful or pleasant. And thus these friendships are only incidental; for it is not as being the man he is that the loved person is loved, but as providing some good or pleasure. (VIII, 3.1156a14-19)
Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in virtue; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves. Now those who wish well to their friends for their sake are most truly friends; for they are so disposed by reason of the friends themselves, and not incidentally. (1156b7-11)
“A friend is a person with whom I may be sincere.
Before him I may think aloud." Ralph Waldo Emerso
“It is not so much our friends' help that helps us as the confident knowledge that they will help us.” Epicurus
“Misfortune shows those who are not really friends." Aristotle
"What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies." Aristotle
"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods." Aristotle
“A friend is, as it were, a second self.” Cicero
“Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend. “ Albert Camus
When the ways of friends converge, the whole world looks like home for an hour Herman Hesse
“I define friendship as a practical and emotional relationship of mutual and (roughly) equal goodwill, affection and pleasure “ Neera Badhwar
Types of Friendship:useful, pleasurable, complete (true friendship) Read more .
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