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Daemon
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Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)
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Too idealistic for me. Tends to brush away the more casual relationships.
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I thought we discussed this not so long ago???

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A friend in need is a sodding nuisance.

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More his quotes HERE.
blue_elf
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As beautiful as he makes it sounds, it is an utopic statement, especially in today's society when all notions of friendship, truth, beauty is trivialized, materialized and shamefully used for one's own interests.

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In Greek and Roman times, friendship was thought of as being an essential constituent of both a good society and a good life. It was supposed to nurture wisdom and happiness. Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist, believed that friendship could fall into three categories: it could be based on utility, pleasure or goodness. In its latter state, Aristotle described it as being 'a single soul dwelling in two bodies'. During the time of the Roman Empire, Cicero had his own beliefs on friendship. He thought that in order to have a true friendship with someone there must be all honesty and truth. If there isn't, then this isn't a true friendship.

When Zeno, the Stoic, was asked, “What is a friend?” He replied, “a second self!”[1] This reply gives us a clue to the Greek understanding of friendship, which was of great importance to them. A friend, then, is not just any acquaintance or hanger-on. Indeed, Plutarch warns about having too many friends in his work in the Moralia; “...to look on one’s friend as another self. It follows, then, that a strong mutual friendship with many persons is impossible.”[2] We will come back to this subject of many friends later.

http://carrington-arts.com/cliff/soul.htm
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Daemon wrote:
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


How much bodies can possibly inhabit one soul without being totally overloaded? Sometimes it seems that friendship is of more rare strain than that of love...
Gary98
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Bully_rus wrote:
Daemon wrote:
Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.

Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC)


How much bodies can possibly inhabit one soul without being totally overloaded? Sometimes it seems that friendship is of more rare strain than that of love...


Can't agree with you more. Love is kind of chemically produced, friendship is not, and harder to find.
Vit Babenco
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Our friends is our power.
Dismas
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A single soul living in two bodies - sounds like Aristotle is saying friendship is being in love with yourself, or narcissism is the basis for friendship.

antonio220
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A true friendship stays with that friend wherever you go. Maybe any friendship that was worth having leaves an impact behind on your soul. A true friendship does not need reassurance. There could be different types of friendships all with different levels to it. A true friendship stays together no matter the distance.
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So very, very true.
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THEY ARE NOT GOOD FRIENDSHIPS IF MONEY WILL TARNISH THEM.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Though I am no longer married, the women I have lived with for the past 24 + years is my best friend and I must totally agree with Aristotle's insight. T'ws a man of true insight and wisdom, at least regarding this particular insight.
S. Miranda-Hess
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This can be applied to the friendship that goes with love and marriage, but what if you have many friends? How do souls get divided among bodies?
ka.ana.ana
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Boo hoo! I had a friend like this once. A beautiful soul that I connected with immediately. I considered her my "soul friend" and I've never felt that way about anyone else. So I can understand this quote, my soul was changed knowing her and I feel bereft without her in my life. I moved across the country to live her and I miss her so. She betrayed me though, she told a personal secret that would cause judgment and condemnation by our peers. She told every one of our friends. "Our" friends were all MY friends,that I made in the new land we moved to but she took them and turned them against me. I'm not even sure why. All I can assume is that it was over money. I borrowed $3000. So to her, our friendship was worth less than $3000 she felt she wouldn't get back from me. I don't know and I wish I did. I contacted her about a year later to pay her back but she never responded. When one person loves more than the other....
NeuroticHellFem
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Aristotle was so influential for the last few thousand years, his legacy is undeniable. Not everything he said has stood the test of time (nor the rigours of science). This saying is what I'd consider one of his misses.



When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Milica Boghunovich
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A friend in need is a friend indeed.
An individual is not always a friend to himself/herself at times.
Friendship is a temporary thing.
Only spouses can be two bodies and one soul provided they are equally true/faithful to each other, but that is a bond beyond regular notion of "friendship". The irony is talking about "best friends" who give you drugs...etc., or do not care if you take them... "best friends" can betray the worst... "friends are there when there is fun and partying...
James Montgomery
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"I have called you my friends because everything I have heard from God I have told you."
"the secrets of wisdom are double to that which is."
of the heart,soul,mind and strength that we are directed to love the LORD with, only the soul is immortal. The mind and heart cease and return to dust. The strength is the spirit and that returns to God that gave it. When the soul returns to heaven the pervasive sin found in the world is not present. we must die to live.
"GREATER LOVE HAS NO MAN THAN HE THAT LAYS DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS."
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untold scholars that went to the academy
Dosei Iantha Evans
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so confusing yet somewhat trueEh?
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