Love that is not reduced to lack or passion is, as Aristotle saw, Friendship desirable for itself, Virtue and condition for Happiness, consisting more of love than of being loved, implying a form of equality, which precedes it or establishes.
It is worth more than justice, because it includes it and at the same time makes it the highest expression and overcoming. It is neither lack nor fusion, but community, sharing and fidelity.
To love is the virtue of friends.

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