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Unformatted text preview: nternet Classics Archive | Rhetoric by Aristotle 01.09.12 23:10 good and evil; and those who are, moreover, friendly or unfriendly to the same people; for in
that case they must have the same wishes, and thus by wishing for each other what they wish
for themselves, they show themselves each other's friends. Again, we feel friendly to those
who have treated us well, either ourselves or those we care for, whether on a large scale, or
readily, or at some particular crisis; provided it was for our own sake. And also to those who
we think wish to treat us well. And also to our friends' friends, and to those who like, or are
liked by, those whom we like ourselves. And also to those who are enemies to those whose
enemies we are, and dislike, or are disliked by, those whom we dislike. For all such persons
think the things good which we think good, so that they wish what is good for us; and this,
as we saw, is what friends must do. And also to those who are willing to treat us well where
money or our personal safety is concerned: and theref...
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