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‘And the reverse, those before whom we are ashamed to exhibit our real faults’. Those whom we respect and stand in awe of, and whose good opinion we value. ‘And those with whom we vie (in friendly rivalry, for distinction; see note on I 2. 22.), or by whom we wish to be emulated—not envied (which is destructive of friendly feeling)—we either love (already from the very first sight of them) or conceive the wish to become friends with them’.
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