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Book I: Moral Goodness
Book II: Expediency
Book III: the conflict between the right and the expedient
 But since, as Plato has admirably expressed it, we are not born for ourselves alone, but our country claims a share of our being, and our friends a share; and since, as the Stoics hold, everything that the earth produces is created for man's use; and as men, too, are born for the sake of men, that they may be able mutually to help one another; in this direction we ought to follow Nature as our guide, to contribute to the general good by an interchange of acts of kindness, by giving and receiving, and thus by [p. 25] our skill, our industry, and our talents to cement human society more closely together, man to man.
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