What men have called friendship is only...

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld

sum services adjustment own involved arrangement steady received men social only profit derive business those self-love interests given simply interchange mutual friendship which propose


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