And so, from such early times human beings have had Love for one another inborn in them -- Love, reassembler of our ancient nature, who tries to make one out of two and to heal human nature.
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He who refuses to rule is liable to be ruled by one who is worse than himself.
Since then, as philosophers prove, appearance tyrannizes over truth and is lord of happiness, to appearance I must devote myself.