because of their instability they unite in bad pursuits, and besides
they become evil by becoming like each other), while the friendship of
good men is good, being augmented by their companionship; and they are
thought to become better too by their activities and by improving each
other; for from each other they take the mould of the characteristics
they approve-whence the saying 'noble deeds from noble men'.-So much,
then, for friendship; our next task must be to discuss pleasure.