Study Guide

The Nicomachean Ethics Book 9, Chapter 10 (1170b20-1171a21)

By Aristotle

Book 9, Chapter 10 (1170b20-1171a21)

  • If friends are so awesome, we should have a million of them. Right?
  • Aristotle says to hold your horses. We should probably limit our number of good friends to as many as we can spend quality time with and who will get along with each other.
  • Also, friendly affection is hard to muster for lots of people. It's kind of like being in love with more than one person at one time. Exhausting.
  • We can be friendly to many, but not intensely "in friend" with everyone we meet.