Aristotle

What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies

Meaning

This quote is all about the pleasure of feeling whole and complete that is said to be accessible once a friend or a soul-mate has been found. The story goes that humans were originally made with four arms, four legs and were half male and half female. After conspiring to climb Mount Olympus, Zeus ordered them cut in half. Since that day, every human spends their life searching for their other half. It was an explanation of why humans feel lonely until they encounter their other half. This relates to Aristotle's works on the soul, on pleasure, on man, and on Philosophy.

Relates to Man

This quote relates to Man because it explains how humans can relate to one another. It tells us why relationships are formed and what it means to be "friends" or "soul-mates". It states that two bodies are being dwelled by a single soul. This quote informs us that relationships are relationships are all about sharing. They share interests, feelings, responsibilities, lives, souls, etc..

Citations

Rogers, Gerald. A Divorced Man Wrote These 20 Epic Marriage Advice He Wished He Could Have Had. A Must Read. Digital image. N.p., 2012. Web. 21 Sept. 2015.


"Love Is Composed of a Single Soul Inhabiting Two Bodies. - Philosiblog."Philosiblog. N.p., 29 Oct. 2012. Web. 22 Sept. 2015.