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[17] A friend also is among pleasant things, for it is pleasant to love1—for no one loves wine unless he finds pleasure in it—just as it is pleasant to be loved; for in this case also a man has an impression that he is really endowed
with good qualities, a thing desired by all who perceive it; and to be loved is to be cherished for one's own sake.

1 For the meaning of φιλία, φιλεῖν cf. Book 2.4.

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