Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. “Cicero de Amicitia (on Friendship) and Scipio's Dream”. XII. “M. Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Browse Search. Quizzes Games On This Day.
The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
To give and receive advice - the former with freedom, and yet without bitterness, the latter with patience and without irritation - is peculiarly appropriate to geniune friendship. Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties. XI. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Pliny (2010). We rejoice in the joys of our friends as much as we do our own, and we are equally grieved at their sorrows. Oh, the times! It is virtue, virtue, which both creates and preserves friendship. Old Age. X. “Cicero's Three books of offices, or moral duties: also his Cato Major, an essay on old age; Lælius, an essay on friendship; Paradoxes; Scipio's dream; and Letter to Quintus on the duties of a magistrate”, p.203, Marcus Tullius Cicero (1855). Wherefore the wise people will feel toward their friends as they do toward themselves, and whatever labor they would encounter with a view to their own pleasure, they will encounter also for the sake of their friends. In friendship we find nothing false or insincere; everything is straight forward, and springs from the heart. Friendship is the only thing in the world concerning the usefulness of which all mankind are agreed. Tullii Ciceronis, De Senectute Et De Amicitiâ”, p.63, Marcus Tullius Cicero (1855). Scipio's Dream. Friendship is given us by nature, not to favor vice, but to aid virtue. Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief. “Letters of Marcus Tullius Cicero with His Treatises on Friendship and Old Age: Letters of Pliny the Younger”, p.42, Cosimo, Inc. Marcus Tullius Cicero (1750).
O mores!) “Cicero de Amicitia (on Friendship) and Scipio's Dream” Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties. There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness.
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