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Type: Philosopher
Nationality: Greek
Date of Birth: 384 BC
Date of Death: 322 BC


 

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Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.
Aristotle
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