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[39] Now, in my opinion at least, every walk and vocation in life calls for human co-operation—first and above all, in order that one may have friends with whom to enjoy social intercourse. And this is not easy, unless one is looked upon as a good man. So, even to a man who shuns society and to one who spends his life in the country a reputation for justice is essential—even more so than to others; for they who do not have it [but are considered unjust] will [p. 209] have no defence to protect them and so will be the victims of many kinds of wrong.

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    • M. Tullius Cicero, De Officiis: index, Co-operation
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