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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    Of Friendship is a philosophical essay concerning the nature of friendship and the effects of the absence of friendship. Bacon lists three virtues of friendship: goodness, utility, and delight. Summing up these virtues, he says that true friendship consists in a man's finding another with whom he caRead more

    Of Friendship is a philosophical essay concerning the nature of friendship and the effects of the absence of friendship. Bacon lists three virtues of friendship: goodness, utility, and delight.

    Summing up these virtues, he says that true friendship consists in a man’s finding another with whom he can delight in doing what is good for its own sake. But in his experience, true friendship is not easy to achieve.

    He goes on to say that even among friends there is often a great deal of unkindness, or at least indifference; and this is because friends do not always perceive each other’s merits as clearly as they perceive their faults. So, it is important for a man to have some means by which he can recognize and reward the efforts of his friends. That is why he has invented money.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    He says that we need friends in order to survive; we begin to die when we do not have friends. When we have friends we can face things in life with courage and bravery. We can stand in life. First and foremost we are social animals. Social animals need each other in order to survive. Bacon also saysRead more

    He says that we need friends in order to survive; we begin to die when we do not have friends. When we have friends we can face things in life with courage and bravery. We can stand in life.

    First and foremost we are social animals. Social animals need each other in order to survive. Bacon also says that one of the most important things a good friend can do for us is to cheer us up when we are down and comfort us when we are afflicted.

    He said this was an ancient friendship law. It is still a very good friendship law. It is still a law that works very well. When someone cares enough about us to cheer us up when we are down and to comfort us when we are afflicted it creates an enormous sense of value in our souls. It makes us feel like family. It gives us a sense of belonging. It is a priceless gift.

    We will be eternally grateful for such a friendship. Even if the friendship is one-sided, as long as the other person knows how to cheer us up and to comfort us it will still create a deep sense of value in our souls.

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  1. Lucifer better to reign in hell than to serve in heaven

    If everyone in your life is not pulling for you, then you need to reevaluate your relationships. You must keep yourself at an "arms distance" from people that are negative. Only put your energy into positive people that support your dreams. Summary of Of Friendship

    If everyone in your life is not pulling for you, then you need to reevaluate your relationships. You must keep yourself at an “arms distance” from people that are negative. Only put your energy into positive people that support your dreams.

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